Career Pathways has only had two positive cases of Covid 19 in the building this year. Our last case was in early November (the other was mid October). The Committee will reassess our model in late January if metro area numbers continue to go down. Staff look forward to in-school testing and vaccinations for front line educators but we also want everyone involved (students, families, and staff) to feel safe.
State leaders and Governor Walz have promised to supply interested staff with frequent Covid testing at the school. There are many free community testing sites for students and families. We encourage you to get tested for two reasons, 1) If you test negative you know that you probably don’t have it and it lowers your stress level a bit; 2) If you test positive you can isolate and protect others who might be vulnerable to complications.
Teachers recently learned that both face shields and masks are now required when students come into the building. We are fortunate that the state has provided us with over 1000 washable masks and a box of 50 face shields. Money for PPE is included in ongoing Covid relief funding and more PPE is promised in the coming weeks. If you would like more information about our safety precautions, Covid testing, or anything else about Covid 19 and public schools, please send Dr. Joan an email, firstname.lastname@example.org