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COVID-19: INFORmation and Resources

Information and resources for students, staff, families and community  

March 16, 2022 Update:
COVID-19 Take-Home Tests Available in School Offices – Test Before Returning from Spring Break
School health offices still have free take-home COVID-19 tests available to students. We strongly recommend testing your student for COVID-19 before returning to school following spring break. You may stop in to the school office to request a free take-home COVID-19 test, or call the front office to have one sent home with your student. Information about COVID-19 community testing sites is available at mn.gov/covid19/get-tested.

The federal government has just announced that every home in the U.S. is eligible to receive a second order of four free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free and can be ordered online at COVIDtests.gov. 


February 28, 2022 Update:
With the steady decline in positive COVID-19 cases related to the omicron variant, Fridley Public Schools—like many school districts, cities and counties across the state and country—is reviewing our COVID-19 mitigation strategies. Anoka County is currently experiencing less than 10% of the number of cases we saw in late January. The shared commitment of our community to reducing the spread has brought us to a much healthier point, and that is something we should all be proud of.

The following guidelines will be used regarding mask wearing in Fridley Public Schools beginning Monday, March 7:

Masks strongly recommended:

  • K – 12 students, staff and visitors to buildings, including on school buses.  

Masks required:

  • All students under the age of 5 and staff working with students in pre-K and early childhood, including on school buses.
  • Students and staff returning to school on days six through 10 following a positive COVID-19 test.


Health experts believe the most effective protection from serious COVID-19 illness remains vaccination. As always, students and staff should stay home when they are ill. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates in our community, and decisions to reinstate masking requirements will be made building by building and dependent on the current level of spread in an individual school. 

Thank you to our entire community for everything you have done to keep our schools healthy places to learn.

Fridley Public Schools

 


FRIDLEY SAFE LEARNING PLAN

The following links provide information regarding the district's safe learning plan. These plans are developed and implemented according to state guidelines on safe learning environments for students and staff. Since the COVID-19 and its variants are still in our communities, these plans may change to reflect new guidelines and mandates from the state as well as education and health officials.



RESOURCES

COVID Testing
Click here to find Minnesota COVID-19 testing locations.

COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccinations are readily available for all Minnesotans, ages 5 years and older. To find up-to-date vaccination information and locations, click here to visit the state's COVID-19 Vaccinations website.

Minnesota Department of Health - Guidelines on Isolation and Quarantine.

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.

Centers for Disease Control recommendations for K-12 Schools.