The health and safety of our school community is a top priority, Centennial Schools partner with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for guidance and planning regarding Covid-19.
Masks will not be required for students or staff in school buildings or on buses; however, staff and students may wear a mask should they choose to do so. If students or staff have symptoms of illness, they should remain home until symptoms improve. For individuals who test positive, they are required to remain home for a minimum of five days and until symptoms improve.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 are one or more of these:
- Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
- New cough or a cough that gets worse
- Difficulty/hard time breathing
- And new loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain
- Extreme fatigue/feeling very tired
- New severe/very bad headache
- New nasal congestion/stuffy or runny nose
What to Do if You Have Covid-19: Isolation
We ask that all students or staff who suspect they have Covid-19 stay home. If a student or staff member suspects they have Covid-19, it is recommended by the CDC that you isolate and test for Covid-19.
Students and staff members who test positive for Covid-19 must isolate for 5 days per CDC recommendations. Please report all positive cases to your school via the attendance form. If your student attends Kid's Club, please report the positive case to them as well.
If symptoms are improving and they have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, the induvial may return to school on day 6. It is recommended that you wear a mask through day 10.
Please contact your school directly for free Covid-19 Testing Kits. Please visit MDH for more information related to where to get tested, types of tests, and what to expect.
Covid-19 Vaccination Resources
In addition to basic health and hygiene practices, the CDC recommends staying up to date with Covid-19 vaccinations. Please talk to your healthcare provider and visit MDH for the most up to date information regarding Covid-19 Vaccination recommendations and vaccination sites.
Centennial Schools continue to focus on multi-layered mitigation strategies to provide a safe environment for all. These strategies include emphasis on isolation guidelines, testing, prevention, hygiene practices and cleaning protocols and procedures.
Centennial School District continues to work closely with the Minnesota Department of Health for guidance and surveillance of Covid-19 cases within the district. Adjustments in safe planning will be made as needed to maintain a healthy environment for all.
The CDC updates Covid-19 Community Levels by County each week. Please visit MDH to view community levels of Covid-19.