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COVID-19 Information & Updates

Mankato Area Public Schools' Update
September 24, 2020

As expected, the Blue Earth County infection rates reported by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for August 30 to September 12 decreased from numbers in early August. It’s anticipated the MDH rate will fall again next week for the September 6 to September 19 window. 

Based on county and school district COVID-19 data, Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) will continue with the hybrid learning model for elementary and secondary students. This decision is based on recommendations from public health and health care partners from Mankato Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Blue Earth and Nicollet counties and the MDH.  

Several pieces of data are used to help determine the learning model, including the 14-day county infection rate averages distributed weekly by MDH. Other data, including current infection rates in the county, local communities and school district, is also reviewed. 

Weekly MAPS infection rates have been in the single digits since the start of the school year. When a positive case is reported, families and staff are notified by the school district, MDH or both with information on next steps.

Stay informed about current COVID-19 information:

For questions or more information contact staff at 507-387-1868.


Mankato Area Public Schools
10 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
(507) 387-1868