As I noted in my February 7, 2020 health update, Westonka Public Schools has received questions about the district’s plans and procedures surrounding the novel (new) coronavirus disease, now called COVID-19. We continue to be in close contact with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), which receives regular updates from the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on this evolving public health situation.
At this time, the risk of becoming sick with COVID-19 is low, including for people in Minnesota schools. MDH is not currently recommending any changes to Westonka’s normal school operations or schedule. Should the need arise in the future, the district has procedures in place to offer online education for a period of time.