Isolation & Quarantine Update
Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new recommendation that reduces quarantine time for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 who are not showing symptoms from ten to five days. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) also supports the new recommendation. PSA's school leaders in collaboration with health officials and our board of directors have approved the following new language:
If a staff tests positive, we will be following the CDC’s latest guidance regarding quarantine, and abiding by the 5 day recommendation. You may return to work on day six if you remain symptom and fever free for 24 hours prior without the use of fever-reducing medication. You are expected to wear a well fitted mask at all times and social distance from others upon returning.
If you were severely ill with Covid-19 you should isolate for at least 10 days and consult your doctor before ending isolation.
Prairie Seeds Academy will maintain a 10-day isolation period for students who test positive for Covid-19 or have an immediate household member test positive. Prairie Seeds Academy is taking a more conservative approach to quarantine for students than the CDC recommendation because of the need for students to be unmasked during breakfast and lunch and other difficulties of masking for students.
As always, please keep your students at home if they are feeling unwell or have been exposed to anyone who tested positive for covid. We encourage staff and families to continue testing regularly. Remember that we are in it together and need to take care of each other.
A great way to mitigate the spread of covid and/or minimize the severity of symptoms is to get vaccinated. Here's how to find vaccination clinics near you!
Hennepin County 2022 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Do you or your child need a COVID vaccination? Go to the Hennepin County website to explore free clinic options for first, second, or booster vaccinations. One can register for an appointment online or by calling our navigation line at 612-348-8900. Help is available in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. Check back often as events continue to be added. The county is offering $50 Visa gift cards to all people who receive a vaccination while supplies last.
Website: COVID-19 response | Hennepin County
Español: Regístrese para el evento. La inscripción en línea está disponible en español. También puede registrarse para el evento llamando al 612-348-8900. Tenemos ayuda está disponible en español.
Hmong: Mus sau npe rau lub koom txoos. Muaj mus sau npe nyob rau saum huab cua hais ua lus Hmoob. Koj tuaj yeem mus sau npe rau lub koom txoos los ntawm kev hu xov tooj mus rau 612- 348-8900. Muaj pab hais ua lus Hmoob.
Soomaali: Isu diiwaan geli kulanka. Isku diiwaan gelinta khadka tooska ah ee kulanka ayaa lagu heli karaa Soomaali. Sidoo kale waxaa kulanka isku diiwaan gelin kartaa adigoo soo wacaya 612-348-8900. Caawimaada waxaa lagu heli karaa Soomaali.
Emergency School Contacts:
Associate Director Crystal Vang: (651) 895-0650
Transportation Director Mong Vang: (763) 274-4502