COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

  • This information is intended to provide updates on Westonka Public Schools' response plan to the outbreak of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and recommendations change daily or even hourly as new information becomes available.

    Please refer to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the latest updates.

Health & Safety Protocols

  • Health and safety of students and staff is at the forefront of our work, and Westonka Public Schools continues to utilize the most up-to-date guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

    Recommendations for safety protocols are expected to be continuously evolving and the protocols below will be modified as needed based on current guidance, research and best practices.

Prevention Practices

  • Staying Home When Sick

  • Daily Self-Screening

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Handwashing & Hygiene

  • Social Distancing

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Contacts

  • Minnesota Dept. of Health
    COVID-19 Hotline
    (651) 201-3920

    Kelly Mattson
    District Nurse
    COVID-19 Health Coordinator
    mattsonk@westonka.k12.mn.us
    (952) 491-8104

MDH Videos

  • COVID-19 Symptoms

    How to Safely Wear Your Mask

    How to Wash Your Hands

    Cleaning Hands With Hand Sanitizer

School Safety Practices

  • District COVID-19 Health Coordinator

  • School COVID-19 Coordinators

  • Staff Training

  • Visitors and Volunteers

  • Large Group Gatherings

  • Transportation

  • Arrival and Dismissal

  • Social Distancing Reminders

  • Classroom Seating

  • Healthy Hygiene Reminders

  • Food Service

  • Passing Times

  • Lockers

  • School Materials

  • Water Fountains

  • Ventilation

  • Recess

  • Alternate Learning Spaces

  • CARES Act Funding for Additional Safety Measures

Facility Cleaning

  • Routine Environmental Cleaning

  • Deep Cleaning

  • Staff Cleaning Responsibilities

  • Supplies Checks

  • Ventilation