COVID-19 Dashboard and Mitigation Plan
Lakeville Area Schools has updated its Safe Return to Learning Plan and will be using the dashboard and mitigation plan below for the 2021-22 school year. Lakeville Area Schools will be offering full-time in-person learning for all students. We are committed to providing world-class learning prioritizing the safety, health and well-being of our school community. Our Safe Return to Learning Plan includes academic learning support to help students recover from the past year of interrupted learning, as well as health and safety measures to help mitigate COVID-19.
As we continue to monitor State and Federal guidance, this plan is subject to change based upon any future guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).
We are committed to providing world-class learning for every student in a safe and healthy environment. The District and its schools will continue to provide our community with information and updates for 2021-22 school year. For the latest news and information from the school district as well as previous communications, please visit our news page.
We recommend every family regularly review the following:
- COVID-19 Safe Learning Plan
- Isolation and Quarantine Flowchart for Students/Families (English) | (Español)
- Isolation/Quarantine Calculator
- The Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 website
- Daily Self Screening
Current Reported COVID-19 Cases at Lakeville Area Schools by Building Level for the last 14 days as of Jan. 20
Please note: these case rates are based strictly on self-reported data.
State Reported Data:
Any school listed below has reported five or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students or staff who were in the building while infectious in a two-week period in the last 28 days. If an N/A is listed, that means no school in the District has met its criteria. More information at the MDH Situation Update
- Crystal Lake Education Center
- Cherry View Elementary
- Christina Huddleston Elementary
- Eastview Elementary
- John F. Kennedy Elementary
- Lake Marion Elementary
- Lakeview Elementary
- Oak Hills Elementary
- Orchard Lake Elementary
- Century Middle School
- Kenwood Trail Middle School
- McGuire Middle School
- Lakeville North High School
- Lakeville South High School
- Lakeville Area Learning Center
Current COVID-19 Cases and Mitigation Level as of Jan. 20
To remain consistent with the learning model thresholds used throughout the 2020-21 school year, Lakeville Area Schools is continuing to report 14-day per 10,000 case rates. Each Friday, Lakeville Area Schools reviews data from the Minnesota Department of Health, as reported on this dashboard created by Julian Wolfson, Ph.D., a professor and researcher in the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Wolfson's dashboard has been updated to report 14-day case rate data per 10,0000, which the District will use to determine mitigation level moving forward. Information about how the data on Dr. Wolfson’s dashboard is calculated can be found on this Frequently Asked Questions document.
Vaccine data is reported on this dashboard created by the MN Department of Health.
What this means for 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 age 2 through grade 12 regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are required indoors for all District staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status.
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 in the table below. This data corresponds to the thresholds the MDH and MDE used last school year to make decisions on learning models and protocols. The District will review District, City, and County data weekly on Thursdays and will update its dashboard on Fridays. Any changes in protocols will be implemented the following Monday. In the event of an outbreak, the District may also shift classrooms or schools into higher levels of mitigation response including shutdown.