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COVID Monitoring

We continue to monitor transmission rates in our community and county, as well as transmission and vaccination rates in our schools. Updates are provided frequently at School Board meetings during the school year. We invite you to share your comments or questions about our COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies through the Google Form below. We appreciate your input.

EPS COVID-19 Management Strategy Feedback Form 22-23

August 2022 Update

Effective Monday, June 27, the district discontinued the Test-to-Stay Program and shifted to a new process for monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in our classrooms, schools, and district. This process is consistent with the CDC’s Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs released on August 11, 2022 and focuses on targeted mitigation strategies and providing families with the information they need to make informed decisions. 

Layered mitigation strategies will include the following: 

  • HEPA filters will continue to run throughout the school day
  • Hand hygiene stations will be available throughout school buildings
  • Monitoring students and staff for signs and symptoms of illness
  • Publishing weekly COVID-19 case numbers on the district dashboard for Early Ed/Elementary and Secondary
  • Management of positive COVID-19 in E-5 classrooms, per protocol below:
    • Distribute COVID-19 exposure notifications to exposed classrooms (E-5) with a maximum of 2 notifications per month; additional notifications will be sent in consultation with the district COVID-19 Coordinator.
    • Strongly recommend face-coverings and COVID-19 testing for all exposed students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
    • High-quality face coverings (KN95 masks) and at-home test kits will be available in the health office upon request for all exposed students and staff at E-12 school sites while supplies last.

The district will also modify its masking expectations to "Optional" for all students and staff, and "Strongly Recommended" for those who have had a known exposure to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. The Edina Health Services department will monitor the CDC COVID-19 Community Level and make additional masking recommendations consistent with the CDC’s guidelines. Face coverings will be available in school health offices while supplies last. 

Additionally, the district strongly recommends vaccinations and boosters for all eligible students and staff to reduce the risk of severe illness.

To view student vaccination rates and the number of COVID-19 cases throughout the district, click the link below.
COVID+  Reporting Form
Please complete the following Google Form to report a positive COVID case. An EPS staff member will follow up with you as soon as possible regarding your return date. Monitoring the number of cases within the district is an important part of our COVID mitigation strategy.

Reviewed August 2022

Check the MDH Vaccine Connector to find vaccination clinics near you.

Students and staff should self screen for COVID-19 symptoms every day before coming to school. Visit our At-Home COVID Screening for Students and Staff page for more information.