by Mike Knaak
COVID safety plans are in place for summer school and activities in the Sartell-St. Stephen school district.
For children age 11 and younger, masks are required indoors for all students and unvaccinated staff. Masks are not required outdoors.
For children age 12 and older, masks are encouraged but not required for all unvaccinated staff and students. Masks are not required outdoors.
Masks are required for all students on school transportation vehicles.
All people entering district facilities this summer are expected to perform a self-health screening prior to entering a building. Screening for elementary children must be completed by an adult.
If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, they must quarantine for 10 days. Families are required to report a positive case of COVID-19 to the program director/principal. Families of the classroom/program (summer school, extended school year, athletics, and more) will be notified of a positive COVID-19 case.
Daily attendance will be documented for each class/activity and seating charts will be maintained in all classrooms. Families will be notified if their child has been in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
Any person who lives in the same household as the person that tested positive is required to quarantine for 14 days. In the event of an exposure outside the home, the school district encourages families to quarantine. The CDC currently recommends a 14-day quarantine period, with two other options: seven-day quarantine period (test on day five or after) or a 10-day quarantine period without a test.
The school district will implement social distancing to the extent possible, hand hygiene practices, cleaning and disinfecting protocols and enhanced indoor air ventilation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The most recent information on the district’s COVID-19 plans and policies are online at www.sartell.k12.mn.us/COVID19_coronavirus.