COVID-19: INFORmation and Resources
Information and resources for students, staff, families and community
COVID-19 Health and Safety Information for 2023-2043 School Year
Due to recent changes in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), we have updated our practices for maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment in Fridley Public Schools for the 2023-2024 school year.
Important things to know:
- Face coverings are not required in district buildings or on school buses. We respect and honor our families’ decisions on masks and will make all of our students feel cared for.
- Hand sanitizer stations will continue to be available in our buildings.
- If your student is sick, please keep them home from school. Keep up-to-date on common symptoms of COVID-19.
- If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please notify your school’s health office.
- CDC recommends that if you test positive for COVID-19, you stay home for at least five days. Wear a high-quality mask when you must be around others at home and in public.
- If after five days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving (or you never had symptoms) you may return to school.
- CDC recommends continuing to wear a high-quality mask through day 10.
Find the latest information about COVID-19 in Minnesota at mn.gov/covid19/.
COVID-19 Vaccines Available for ALL Children
Talk to your student’s health care provider and make a plan to get them vaccinated. Families can also search for vaccine locations on the state’s Find Vaccine Locations map. The map is updated as appointments become available.
Additional information for families, including information translated into Hmong, Somali and Spanish, can be found by visiting the Minnesota COVID-19 Response website.
Click here to find Minnesota COVID-19 testing locations.
COVID-19 vaccinations are readily available for all Minnesotans. To find up-to-date vaccination information and locations, click here to visit the state's COVID-19 Vaccinations website.
American Academy of Pediatricians recommendations of keeping students safe and physically present in school include face coverings/masks for staff and students ages two years and older.
Minnesota Department of Health recommendations for wearing face coverings/masks.