COVID Updates & Information
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.
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.
What If I Test Positive?
- Stay home for at least five days
- Isolate from others
- Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.
Isolation may end after five days, and students and staff may return to school on day six if the following criteria is met:
Illness symptoms have improved
Fever-free without fever reducing medicine for 24 hours
Able to wear a well fitted mask on days 6-10
If a person was asymptomatic and then developed symptoms after testing positive, the 5-day isolation period starts over, with the start of symptoms being day zero.
Individuals who are severely ill with COVID-19 and/or have weakened immune systems should consult with their health care provider before ending isolation.
Guidance if Exposed
Students and staff who have been exposed to COVID-19 do not need to quarantine. 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
Take extra precautions for 10 days when around people more likely to get very sick
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.