Health and Safety for Lakeville Area Schools Community Education Programs

  • Lakeville Area Schools Community Education will be aligning with all health and safety guidance directives for Lakeville Area School District. Lakeville Area Schools has updated its Safe Return to Learning Plan and will be using the dashboard and mitigation plan for the 2021-22 school year.

    Community Education programs will be offering in-person, hybrid and online learning opportunities for all students throughout the 2021-22 school year. We are committed to providing world-class learning, prioritizing the safety, health and well-being of our school community. Updated Nov. 5, 2021

    COVID-19 Mitigation Plan by Transmission Level

    The District will use county-level COVID-19 transmission level (14-day case rate per 10,000 in Dakota County) to determine mitigation strategies that will be implemented in our buildings and on district transportation, as indicated on the COVID-19 Dashboard. For more information about our County and District levels, please visit our COVID-19 Dashboard and Mitigation Plan.

    CURRENT PHASE:  HIGH >50

    Face Coverings

    Face covering requirements based on the latest case rates will remain in place until case rates start greatly improving and fall below the 'high' threshold level.

    Face coverings are required indoors for all students aged two through grade 12, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are required indoors for all District staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

    Face coverings are required to be worn on school buses at all times by all persons, as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regardless of vaccination status.

    INDOOR SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

    • All persons participating in indoor sports activities within District buildings are required to wear a face covering, except when an athlete is in the exertion phase (active practice or game play).
    • Coaches, advisors or group leaders are required to wear a face covering at all times when not actively coaching/advising.
    • While in the pool areas, participants, coaches and instructors must wear face coverings except when in the pool itself or showers. Masks must be worn when on the pool deck, in the locker room, or the spectator's seating area.
    • All spectators in the gymnastics gym for Community Education classes must remain masked at all times.

    CHOIR, BAND and PERFORMING ARTS 

    • Face coverings are not required during active singing time. Upon active singing being completed, face coverings should be replaced. 
    • Music performance masks are highly recommended for wind instrument practices and musical performances.
    • Face coverings are highly recommended during performing art practices. Face coverings are not required while on stage during a performing arts event but should be put back on when off stage. 

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • All drinking fountains are turned off with the exception of water bottle fillers.
    • The medical exemption explanation can be found HERE.

    Physical Distancing

    Promoting social distancing will occur to the fullest extent practicable, during school as well as during activities/athletics and other events. There is no capacity or physical distancing requirement in school buildings or on transportation.

    COVID-19 Health Screening, Isolation and Quarantine

    • All students, staff, visitors and facility users are required to conduct a daily self screening before coming to school/work.
    • Students and staff are required to stay home if they are ill, and leave school/work if they become sick during the day.
    • All families are required to continue to report illness to their school’s attendance line and stay home if their child is ill, tests positive for COVID-19, has COVID-like symptoms, lives with someone in the household who has COVID-like symptoms or who tests positive. Staff are required to continue to report illness to their Supervisor.
    • As of January 10, 2022, Lakeville Area Schools has aligned its COVID-19 procedures for students and staff with the latest isolation and quarantine guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The updated CDC guidance shortened the timelines for isolating and quarantining. 
      • In general, the shorter timeline for quarantine and isolation is five days rather than ten. Families and their students can refer to this visual flowchart for isolation and quarantine to see the timelines to follow if they are positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to someone infected with COVID-19 in their household. 
      • *Students who are medically exempt or unable to wear a mask or face covering will need to follow a 10 day isolation or quarantine to decrease the risk of contributing to the transmission rate.
    • For additional COVID-19 information, please visit our Safe Return to Learning page

    Handling a Suspected or Confirmed Case of COVID-19

    • Students who test positive for COVID-19 are required to stay home and isolate for 5 days.
    • Those who live with someone who tests positive are required to stay home and quarantine for 5 days, unless at least one of the following is true: 
      • They are fully vaccinated for COVID-19
      • They have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days
    • Exposure Notifications
      • Families and staff will receive weekly notifications from their school detailing the number of positive COVID-19 cases in their school for that week. Each school building will send these notifications by grade level at the elementary level, by teams at the middle school level, by grade level at the high school level, and by building (Crystal Lake Education Center) for early childhood education.
    • Exhibiting symptoms at school: If a student is symptomatic at school, the parent/guardian will be notified to pick up their child. The student will be required to wear a mask while waiting in the isolation area. 
    • Lakeville Area Schools are required to continue to monitor for Influenza-like illness and positive COVID-19 cases and report positive cases to the Minnesota Department of Health.

    Questions?

    information@isd194.org

    Tel: 952-232-2017