Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)
COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. The virus can cause mild to severe illness. Good everyday practices including hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and the use of hand sanitizer (when soap and water aren't available), can help prevent illness.
District 622 is monitoring the coronavirus situation and is in close contact with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) as well as local health officials. You can find more information on the MDH COVID-19 website.
District 622 has a Pandemic Influenza or Other Infectious Respiratory Illness Preparedness Plan in place and works closely with local and state health officials when making decisions that affect our students, staff, and families.
District 622 and the Distance Learning Period
On March 25, 2020, Governor Walz authorized the implementation of a Distance Learning Period beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020, until May 4, 2020. During this time, the District 622 Distance Learning Program will provide education to our students.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. How can I make sure I get the latest coronavirus information from District 622?
Q. What is a novel coronavirus?
Q. How does the COVID-19 spread?
Q: Can a person who has COVID-19 spread the illness to others?
Q. How can I protect myself or my family?
Q. If a student is placed on a 14-day home monitoring by MDH, how would that student’s absences be marked?
Action steps to protect students, families, and staff
The following actions can help prevent the spread of respiratory disease:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or use your sleeve.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
If you have questions about Coronavirus, you can call the MDH COVID-19 hotline at 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.