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COVID-19 Information & Updates

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Mankato Area Public Schools' COVID-19 Update
May 14, 2021

This update provides clarification regarding the impact of the mask mandate announcement for our students and staff. 

Today the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance stating that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask. Following this guidance, Governor Walz announced an end to the statewide mask requirement effective immediately.

While this is an exciting development in our efforts to get past COVID-19, the CDC has not provided clear guidance for school settings. Therefore our current expectations around face coverings will remain in place. Masks must be worn by everyone inside school buildings and on school buses. We will continue to follow this practice until we get updated guidance. Any changes will be communicated as soon as we receive them.

Thank you for your continued support and efforts to keep our community safe.

Stay informed about current COVID-19 information
View weekly reports 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. 

View current COVID-19 information: 
Blue Earth County COVID-19 data 
Nicollet County COVID-19 data 
Current MAPS COVID-19 data 
MAPS COVID-19 information and updates 

*MAPS’ partners include the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Education, South Central Service Cooperative and local public health officials, including Blue Earth and Nicollet counties, Mayo Clinic Health System and Mankato Clinic.


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