The positivity rate is now at 6.4% in the State of Minnesota as communicated to us at the Stearns County Public Health Zoom conference last week. In the latest comparable numbers to last year's metrics, we are now at 111.6. Another way to look at this as we did last year was to rank our positivity rate in the county. As reported last Thursday in a ranking of Stearns County school district positivity rates of 1 being the highest rate, Melrose is currently at number 2.
FAQ: We are hearing parents ask about the additional mitigation we have recently put in place in our school district? Things such as students using backpacks instead of lockers, elementary eating lunch in their classrooms, staggered dismissals, etc. We have put these strategies in place to continue to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and prevent a mask mandate if possible. These are all strategies that we used last year.
Our numbers from last week:
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