COVID-19 Resources for Families

We appreciate the help and support of our staff, students and families as we address the challenges associated with the pandemic.

ISD 709 Safe Learning Plan

Guidance for staff, programs, and outside organizations using ISD 709 sites during the 2021-22 School year. 

The Safe Learning Plan reflects current local planning and is subject to change based on future local, state and national guidance. Updates will be provided on this web page.

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State and County Data:
Minnesota Weekly COVID Report - Includes Cases in PreK through Grade 12 School Buildings by County
Families, please use the Student COVID Reporting Form for sharing the following COVID information with your school:
  • Student tested positive for COVID-19 (lab confirmed case)
  • Student experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and awaiting test results
  • Student experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 but has not been tested
  • Student's been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Student's household member experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19

ISD 709 Student COVID Reporting Form

ISD 709 employees, if you need to submit a COVID report for yourself, please use this form.

ISD 709 Employee COVID Reporting Form

Free COVID Vaccinations Available for Ages 5 years and Older:

The MN Dept of Health’s About COVID-19 Vaccine web page includes information on the vaccine and what to expect before, during and after vaccination.
The What You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines document provides answers to many questions families may have.
COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families
  • Testing has never been easier – you can visit a community testing site, order an at-home test kit, or get tested through your health care provider. All options are quick and free to you.
  • You can sign your entire family up to get tested at the same time at a community testing site.
  • Visit Getting Tested for COVID-19 or contact your health care provider to schedule an appointment.
Families are asked to check temperatures and conduct home symptom screening before sending children to school.  Keep children home if they have a fever or symptoms. 
 
COVID Safety Tips for Individuals & Families
Helpful tips from the Minnesota Department of Health.

State agencies are working together to ensure these services are available, and they are also connecting people with private organizations that can provide support. This includes telemedicine resources (which replace clinic visits) and other well-being supports to help families and individuals cope.
 

Important Links

Student and staff safety is our top priority.

If you have a question, concern or comment about any health or safety issue, please let us know.

Email: ReturnToLearn@ISD709.org

Resources: MN Department of Health

COVID-19 Hotline:  1-833-431-2053
Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mental Health Crisis Line - Call: **CRISIS (**274747)

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Resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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