1/28/22

Our COVID + numbers have started to decline as of today the district has 32 current cases, that is down more than 50% from two weeks ago.  

In an attempt to keep our students in school and maximize learning, Redwood Area Schools will be following the MDH and CDC reduced quarantine guidance.  This change will start effective Monday, January 31, 2022.

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/case.pdf

Students will be able to return on day 6 of COVID +, but must mask days 6-10.  

Students not complying with the mask mandate, will be removed from the building and have to quarantine the full 10 days with no warnings and/or questions.

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The MN State High School League is operating under a different set of guidance.  I have included this information below along with the link.  These regulations are for students participating in MSHL activities.

https://www.mshsl.org/sites/default/files/2021-08/2021_2022-covid-guidance.pdf

Practice Guidance: If a school has adopted the CDC’s 12/27/21 guidance allowing for a return on day 6, individuals may participate in in-person practice on days 6-10 when allowed by the school. To practice on days 6-10 the individual must have lessening symptoms and be fever-free for at least 24 hours. During days 6-10, individuals must wear a well-fitting mask at all times, avoid travel and avoid being around people who are high risk.

 

All students are eligible to return to practice mask-free if all these things are true:

  • They have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fever, and,

  • It has been at least 10 days since they first experienced symptoms or tested positive, and,

  • The symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better

 

 When can individuals participate in interscholastic, in-person competitions?

• Individuals may participate in interscholastic, in-person competition on Day 11 if all three of these things are true:

  • They have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fever, and,

  • It has been at least 10 days since they first experienced symptoms or tested positive, and,

  • The symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are improving.

Individuals may participate in virtual competitions at any time if they can do so while maintaining their quarantine or isolation.

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As always we continue to have parents and students communicate cases and symptoms to our nursing offices.  Please stay safe and have a conversation about these updates with your children.  We all want our students to be in school and learning with their teachers.  

Thank you for your attention to this information

Becky Cselovszki