The number of COVID-19 cases this past week does show a slight increase to 21.74 Current projections for next week will show this number will increase again slightly to 30.86. Although the county numbers have gone up, our rates in the building(s) have continued to go down and stabilize.
There are a number of reasons why the numbers have gone up recently. One of the reasons that have been noted in the past is the B117 variant of the COVID-19 virus. It does have a significant increase in transmissibility. The B117 variant has now been sequenced in Stearns County. Although it does have a higher transmission rate it is still kept in check with the current vaccines that are available.
One of the concepts we have learned over the past year is the focus on how we as a district continue to monitor and mitigate the spread of the virus. If we can continue to keep our numbers low in our building we can keep our students in school. However, we continue to ask for help and support from our community. Please take whatever action possible to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me or any of the building principals.
Greg Winter, Superintendent: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chad Doetkott, High School Principal email@example.com
Robert Anderson, Middle School Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Terryl Pearson, Elementary School Principal email@example.com