In the interest of archiving a chronological list of available resources for our members, MASA and MASE are collaborating to provide resource pages online. We will post information as we receive it, in chronological order with the most recent information first. We will monitor the situation continuously and update this information as we receive it. Please contact the MASA/MASE team if you have questions or concerns.
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Important Resources: Cleaning, Disinfection and Ventilation in Schools US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI), December 2020 View Here
Face Shields Clarification December 24, 2020 The Safe Learning Plan has been updated to reflect new changes in the Minnesota Department of Health’s 2020 - 2021 Planning Guide for Schools. School districts and charter schools are strongly encouraged to require staff operating in-person or hybrid learning to wear face masks and face shields together whenever possible during the school day as an important additional health and safety precaution to prevent against the spread of COVID-19 in our school communities. Districts and charter schools will receive additional masks and shields from the state and school leaders must provide them to staff. The face covering requirements under Executive Order 20-81 remain in effect.
MDE: Safe Learning Plan Clarifications December 21, 2020
The clarifying language is highlighted in gray throughout theSafe Learning Plan in the following areas: Implement a Rolling Start (p. 10-11) Additional Mitigation Strategies (p. 11) Transition Time (p. 11-12) Face Coverings (p. 16)
Downloadable Signage and Template LettersDigital templates for signage are now available for you to download and print out. The signs share information about masking, social distancing, hand hygiene, and COVID-19 symptoms. Please use them in highly visible areas in your school buildings.
In the event that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19, your school will receive additional support from MDE and MDH through Regional Support Teams. In addition, to help you prepare, we are also including two message templates for you to use: