The Safe Learning Plan provides very detailed guidance for school administrators and parents to help figure out the complex problem of whether kids should be back in classrooms, or continue with distance learning, or whether schools should take a combined approach. Governor Walz calls the plan a “localized, data-driven approach” where school leaders can make decisions based on what is happening in their county with regard to the number of COVID cases and the rate of spread in their local community.
Now it’s time to hear from your youth correspondent. Jennifer Cortes has an update on the mural she’s working on with her youth acting troupe, Ikidowin. This story begins at 3:10 in the Health Report audio player above Jennifer Cortes: I’m really glad to say that we officially started the mural. we have a sketch …
The Coronavirus continues to spread statewide, with cases in every county now and the median age about 36 years old. Hospital admissions are up, and so is the number of patients needing intensive care. Officials say even though the state has processed more than a million tests, there are still not enough to meet the demand.
On Thursday, Governor Walz said school districts and charter schools will begin with one of three models, in-person, distance-learning or a hybrid model. The specific model that an individual school district will use will be determined with guidance from experts from the Minnesota departments of health and education.