COVID-19 Information & Updates
COVID-19 Decision Tree for People in Schools, Youth, and Child Care Programs (PDF)
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Mankato Area Public Schools' Update
October 22, 2020
Mankato Area Public Schools will remain in a hybrid learning model for all elementary and secondary schools. We continue to monitor the information on a daily basis with our partners and will keep families informed should the situation change.
There are testing opportunities available in the community. On Friday, October 23, the state will open a saliva testing site at 1940 Adams Street. It will be open to the public Fridays through Tuesdays from noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Although open to walk-ins, people are encouraged to make an appointment if they’re able, to prevent crowding and long lines.
Local health systems also offer testing: Mayo Clinic Health System has moved its COVID-19 testing site to Madison East Center, 1400 Madison Avenue. Those with COVID-19 symptoms who want to be tested should call the COVID-19 Nurse Line at 507-293-9525 or contact their primary care provider.
The Mankato Clinic testing site is also available at the Madison East Center, 1400 Madison Avenue, Suite 40. Appointments required. Call 507-389-8548.
Please continue to take steps to help keep our students, neighbors and communities safe. Wear masks, stay six feet apart and avoid large crowds. Encourage hand washing and covering coughs. Keep children home when sick, when waiting for COVID-19 test results, and if someone in your household is sick and being tested for COVID-19. We know that keeping schools closed can be difficult for families and students, so thank you for helping to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.
As always, student and staff health and safety is our top priority. View weekly reports, including positive cases throughout the district on the MAPS’ COVID-19 web page. When a positive case is reported, families and staff are notified by the school district, Minnesota Department of Health or both with information on next steps.
For questions or more information contact staff at 507-387-1868.