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Health & Safety Guidelines

Orono Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for each employee, student, parent and visitor to our buildings. These guidelines identify and explain the practices and protocols to help ensure that the District has a safe and healthy learning environment and helps mitigate transmission of communicable diseases and illness in our school communities.

All staff, students, families and visitors are expected to comply with and follow district-established guidelines and protocols for the health and safety of our community. Site leaders and supervisors will comply with these provisions and support employees, as needed.

Guidelines may be updated, based on recommendations from the Minnesota Health Department.

Free COVID Test Kits

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order an additional 4 free at-⁠home tests beginning November 20, 2023. If you did not order tests this fall, you may place two orders for a total of 8 tests. Your order of COVID tests is free – you won’t pay for shipping.

Order free COVID test kits

Safe Learning Plan

The District considers the health and safety of students and staff to be a top priority. Below are the safe return to learning guidelines that we have instituted to provide a healthy environment for all.

Please review the following information for additional mitigation strategies.

Quick Links: Guidance from CDC, MDH and NASP

Isolation Guidelines (CDC)

Testing (MDH)

If You Are Sick or Test Positive: COVID-19 (MDH)

What to do if you were exposed to COVID-19 (CDC)

Close Contact or Exposure to COVID-19 (MDH)

Who should get tested? (CDC)

Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19 (MDH)

Talking with Children about COVID-19 (NASP)