Summer 2021 Safety Protocols

Minnetonka Community Education, along with Minnetonka Schools, has updated safety guidance for programming starting Thursday, June 10. As this pandemic continues to evolve, our protocols are subject to change and we will communicate any modifications to these guidelines should that occur. The health and safety of our community continues to be our top priority.

 

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings will no longer be required* indoors or outdoors on District property or at District sponsored events.** We honor each individual's choice to continue to wear face coverings should they so choose.
  • *Per CDC mandate, face coverings are still required on any bus or public transportation. This will include district sponsored field trips and group travel for programming.
  • **Explorers customers and staff will need to continue to wear a face covering through June 30. Explorers is a certified child care provider through the Minnesota Department of Human Services and this is a requirement as a part of that certification. Beginning July 1, Explorers customers and staff will no longer be required to wear a face covering.

Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up

  • We will be welcoming parents back into our buildings for drop-off and pick-up. Curbside drop-off and pick-up are no longer available and parents are responsible for signing their child(ren) in and out of programming.
  • We ask that you limit your time inside the building (under 15 minutes) to mitigate exposure and reduce the need for contact tracing.
  • Non-essential visitors will be discouraged.

Illness Screening

  • We will no longer facilitate temperature checks for programming.
  • We will rely on individuals to complete home screening protocols before attending/sending your child(ren) to any MCE programs. The Minnesota Department of Health's Home Screening Tool can be found here.

COVID-19 Quarantine

  • For individuals who test positive for COVID-19, you will be required to complete a 10-day isolation and be symptom free before returning to programming.
  • For individuals exposed to a COVID-19 positive case, you will be required to complete either a 7-day or a 10-day quarantine. Length of quarantine will be determined by the Minnesota Department of Health Decision Tree.
  • If a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, you will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine from the start of isolation.
  • If someone has completed the COVID-19 vaccination (two doses in a two-dose series or one dose in a one-dose series) and is exposed, they do not need to quarantine if ALL of the following are true: 
    • The COVID-19 exposure was at least 14 days after their vaccination series was fully completed. 
    • They do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19. 
    • They have provided documentation of their vaccination series to the school health office and/or Health Services Coordinator that clearly indicates their name, date(s) of vaccination and vaccine brand.
      • If a student or staff member does not want to provide their vaccine information, then they would be subject to the quarantine.
  • If someone has previously been infected with COVID-19 and is subsequently identified as a close contact, they do not need to quarantine if ALL of the following are true: 
    • Their COVID-19 illness was laboratory confirmed and exposure was within 90 days of their positive test. 
    • They do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19. 
    • They have provided documentation of their COVID-19 positive results to the school health office and/or Health Services Coordinator that clearly indicates their name, source of testing, date of testing and positive test results.
      • If a student or staff member does not want to provide documentation around their positive test results, then they would be subject to the quarantine.


Thank you for your continued support as we adhere to safety guidelines. We are looking forward to a great summer of learning, exploration and fun! Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date!