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COVID Updates & Information

COVID-19 Guidelines for 2022-23 School Year

St. Louis Park Public Schools will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regarding COVID-19 during the 2022-23 school year.

Masking

St. Louis Park Public Schools will not require students or staff to wear masks to begin the school year. In accordance with district policy 808 COVID-19 Face Covering, students and staff will be required to wear a face covering if 5% or more of the students and/or staff who attend or work at their school site test positive for COVID-19. Students and staff can choose to wear a mask at any time. 

Guidance if Exposed

If you are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19, the CDC currently recommends you take the following steps:

  • Watch for symptoms for 10 days

  • Wear a mask around others indoors for 10 days

  • Test 5 days after exposure, or sooner if you have symptoms

  • If you test positive, follow isolation guidance

  • Take extra precautions for 10 days when around people more likely to get very sick

What If I Test Positive?

Any student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate for at least five days. If an individual tests positive but has no symptoms, they can end isolation after five days. If an individual tests positive and has symptoms they can end isolation after day five if they are fever-free for 24 hours and their symptoms are improving. A student or staff member returning to school after testing positive and isolating for five days will be asked to wear a mask on days 6-10.  

Data/Dashboard

The District publishes COVID-19 infection rate data on a weekly basis – with the exception of Winter Break and Spring Break. The information will be published weekly on this website.