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Minneapolis Public Schools health & safety summer program guidance for students, families

Abdi Isaaq

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minneapolis Public Schools has posted the following health and safety guidance for families and students to learn at school safely. The instruction is aligned with the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 prevention guidance for summer school.

School communities have adapted to remote learning because of the pandemic, but in-person learning is still necessary. MPS is complying with current health guidance to prevent COVID-19 from spreading even more.

The district has applied some health and safety measures for in-person learning. MPS requires everyone who takes the school bus to wear face coverings. Seating arrangements in school buses will be given a six-foot distance to comply with social distancing norms.

Everyone inside MPS’ premises must wear face coverings. The district will provide face coverings for students who do not have or wear them.

In order to follow social distancing norms, students are not allowed to cluster in hallways or bathrooms. School staff will always maintain a six-foot distance and minimize contact with students as much as possible.

Anyone who enters MPS’ premises will be required to sanitize their hands by washing them or applying alcohol-based hand sanitizer. They will also be required to sign in and out every day to trace the contacts should any case of COVID-19 be discovered.

MPS’ premises are cleaned and disinfected regularly. All facilities, including classrooms, offices, restrooms, halls and stairs, will be kept as clean as possible. The water fountains will remain out of service.

Should you have any questions regarding this guideline, please send an email to answers@mpls.k12.mn.us.

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