COVID-19 Information and Resources
The situation around COVID-19 remains fluid. The work that you have done and continue to do changes often, but one thing remains the same - your commitment to kids.
Human Resources has prepared a list of COVID-19 Related Questions for Employees. If you have questions after reviewing the document, please contact Kasie VanQuekelberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masking Requirements at ISD 318
Per Governor Walz executive order 20-81, a face covering must be worn in all indoor buildings. Face coverings can include a paper or disposable face mask, a cloth face mask, a scarf, a bandanna, a two-ply neck gaiter, or a religious face covering. Per the order, select staff and students may use face shields without masks. In this case, face shields should cover the entire face. A half-shield is not appropriate.
In the following situations a shield is considered an appropriate face covering:
- Among students in Kindergarten through grade 8, when wearing a face covering is problematic.
- By teachers (all grades), when wearing a face covering may impede the educational process.
- For staff, students, or visitors who cannot tolerate a face-covering due to a developmental, medical, or behavioral health condition.
- For staff providing direct support student services, when a face-covering impedes the service being provided.
In each of these situations, while using a face shield, social distancing of 6 feet should be maintained. Face shields do not offer the same protection as a mask.
At ISD 318, we will comply with the executive order. Face coverings must be worn in ISD 318 buildings. When alone, such as when working in an office or a cubicle with walls higher than face level when social distancing is maintained, in an enclosed indoor area, in a vehicle, or in the cab of heavy equipment or machinery, a face covering is not required. In such situations, persons should still carry face coverings to be prepared to wear when no longer alone.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is expanded sick and medical leave for specific reasons related to COVID-19. Information and leave request forms are below.
If you would like to request an accommodation related to COVID-19, please complete the form below.
All staff should follow the Symptom Screening Process outlined here.