COVID-19

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GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

   REPORTING & TRACING
  1. Fill out the Google COVID Intake form that best fits your title. The more information we have the better we are able to serve you!

    1. COVID-19 Intake Questionnaire-STUDENT

    2. COVID-19 Intake Questionnaire-STUDENT-SPANISH

    3. COVID-19 Intake Questionnaire-STAFF

  2. If you have more than one student, please fill out a form for each individual student, even if related to the same case.

  3. If you are a positive COVID case, or have been in direct contact with a positive COVID case please begin self-isolating if you are able. (For information on how to isolate within your home review the “Protect Yourself” section about halfway down the page.)

  4. A COVID Contact Tracer will be in contact with you 24-48 hours to gather more information, or with an email telling you your Return to Work/School date.

   WHO TO CONTACT AT MONTEVIDEO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Jazell Holverson:  K-3rd (Ramsey and Sanford buildings)


McKenzie Vandelanotte:  4-7th (MMS)

  • Phone: 320-226-9484 (school cell)
    Email: covid@montevideoschools.org


Someone in my family has been identified as a direct contact, what do I doAs a close contact, the safest option is for the direct contact to stay home and not partake in school, activities/sports, or social gatherings until after your return to school date. The quarantine length depends on a number of different scenarios. Please read through each guidance option, and notify our staff of which option your family will be following.

Return to School information for the 14 day quarantine guidance:  MDH is still stating that quarantining after a direct exposure is still the "Safest Option". If you are choosing not to test your child, unless they become symptomatic then your child MUST remain home for the 14 day quarantine period. Those in direct contact with a positive covid case are susceptible to becoming sick through day 14. Please immediately contact our team if there are changes to your child's health status as this could change your child's return to school dates.

Return to School information for the 7 day quarantine guidance: ONLY pertains to those individuals that are a direct exposure, and NOT living in the same household as a person that is positive with COVID-19. The length in quarantine and the return to school date can also change if the person that was in direct contact becomes symptomatic and/or positive. Please immediately contact our team if there are changes to your child's health status as this could change your child's return to school dates.

·  With the 7 day quarantine guidance:

oTesting your child is REQUIRED - AFTER 5 FULL days since the last exposure.

§Example: Last contact is 3.22.21, 1st day able to test would be: 3.27.21

oProper documentation of a NEGATIVE PCR test MUST be sent to the school before your child can return! 

oAGAIN - Please test at least five FULL days after the last contact with the person with COVID-19.

§Examples of a PCR test are: Nasal Swab, Throat Swab, and Saliva testing --- The rapid test is NOT a PCR test. Please request a PCR test to be done.

§If persons are tested too soon, the test may not be able to detect the virus.

Other persons living in your home, can continue to go to childcare, school, work and other community activities. Unless the direct contact becomes symptomatic and/or tests positive. 

·  SeeClose Contacts and Tracing (www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/close.html)

What to do during your quarantine:

As a close contact, you must closely monitor the person that has been identified as a close contact for symptoms. Person’s with even just one symptom from the list below must not attend child care, school, or other activities and should isolate from others right away in the home and get tested. If this person starts to have ANY of the following symptoms, have them stay home, in one room of the house and away from others right away, and/or as much as possible.

·  Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher

·  New cough or a cough that gets worse

·  Difficulty/hard time breathing

·  New loss of taste or smell

·  Sore throat

·  Nasal congestion/stuffy or runny nose

·  Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

·  Muscle pain

·  Extreme fatigue/feeling very tired

·  Severe/very bad headache

·  Chills

Please talk to your doctor or other health care provider about being tested, or visit: Find Testing Locations (https://mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/testing-locations/index.jsp)
If a test result is positive, during the quarantine period: -- Notify our Covid Contact Team by emailing: (covid@montevideopublicschools.org) as soon as possible! -- Our team may have to do more contact tracing on our end. Your communication helps us to keep your kids and our community safe! -- A positive test means this person may need to stay at home longer than the original return to school date. -- People who test positive can give the virus to others. Please isolate yourself from others to stop the spread. -- The quarantine days start when the symptoms begin, or from the date of their positive test.
IF the close contact develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19: EVERYONE who lives in the house needs to stay home for at least 14 days. The 14 days start on the day family members are able to stay separated from the person who has symptoms, or has tested positive for COVID-19. 

People who cannot stay separated from the positive person will need to stay home an additional 14 days after the positive person finishes their 10-day isolation. After 10 days, it is thought that people that are symptomatic/positive are no longer able to spread the virus to others. This could mean staying home longer than 14 days.

We understand the hardship this may cause your family. We want to keep children in child care/school as much as we can, and as safely as we can. To stop outbreaks and to keep child care/schools open, we need to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

We also want to be there for the families in our community, and encourage you to reach out with questions, concerns and for resources that may be beneficial to you.

Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe.

Montevideo Public Schools Staff

The following links may help families:

·  Close Contacts and Tracing: COVID-19

·  Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19

·  Home Screening Tool for COVID-19 Symptoms

·  COVID-19 Attendance Guide for Parents and Families

·  What to Do if You Have Had Close Contact With a Person With COVID-19

·  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

·  CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019

Resource links related to employment concerns:

·  FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

·  WORKER PROTECTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19

·  MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 144.4196 Employers should be aware that Minnesota state law has employment protections for people in isolation and quarantine for public health purposes.


CHIPPEWA COUNTY RESOURCE LINKS

COUNTRYSIDE PUBLIC HEALTH - COVID INFORMATION
    
COUNTRYSIDE PUBLIC DASHBOARD

PRAIRIE FIVE - COVID RESOURCES/HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANCE

CHIPPEWA COUNTY WEBSITE

CITY OF MONTEVIDEO

CHIPPEWA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER