Today, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released updated COVID-19 case rates for both Dakota and Scott counties. For both counties, as of Oct. 31, the 14-day rate of new positive cases per 10,000 residents is near or over 50, which has been set as guidance for moving all schools to the Distance Learning model. Health officials have said they expect those numbers to continue to rise throughout the state.
Tomorrow, Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle will meet with the District 191 COVID Advisory Team and with a regional support team from MDH and the state Department of Education to discuss a plan for our elementary schools.
“The health and safety of One91 students and staff remains our highest priority, and we want to provide families as much time as possible to prepare for any changes,” Dr. Battle said. “We will work together with health experts to make the best decision possible, and throughout all of this, we will keep our focus on providing high quality instruction and supports for students and families."
More information will be shared as soon as it's available.