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
Households can order one set of four tests, which will be sent out via the U.S. Postal Service, starting the week of December 19, 2022.
Janet Franzen, RN, PHN, BSN, LSN
Schumann Elementary Health Office
Intermediate School Health Office
Rebecca Maille, RN, LSN
Middle School Health Office
High School Health Office
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.
- Staying Home When Sick
- Excluding for Illness
- Testing for COVID-19
- How Do I Report a COVID-positive Case?
- Isolation Requirements for COVID-Positive Cases
- Close contact or exposure to COVID-19
Staying Home When Sick
Excluding for Illness
Testing for COVID-19
How Do I Report a COVID-positive Case?
Isolation Requirements for COVID-Positive Cases
Close contact or exposure to COVID-19
Please review the following information for additional mitigation strategies.
- Face Coverings
- Promoting Good Hygiene & Health Behaviors
- Hand Hygiene & Respiratory Etiquette
- Parent Volunteers
- Travel Guidelines
Promoting Good Hygiene & Health Behaviors
Hand Hygiene & Respiratory Etiquette
Quick Links: Guidance from CDC, MHD and NASP
Isolation Guidelines (CDC)
- COVID-19 Testing
- Types of COVID-19 Tests
- COVID-19 Self-testing
(includes tips for at-home self-tests, such as checking for extended expiration dates, and resources for getting free tests or being reimbursed for tests)
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)