We regularly review our COVID-19 safety measures to ensure we’re following best practices to keep schools open and safe as possible.  We know that our expansion of testing and layers of protection are effective mitigation efforts.

Masks: Masks are recommended, not required.

COVID-19 Case Notification: Families are welcome to visit the COVID-19 Dashboard to view case rates at their school. As always, it is your choice to keep your student home from school should you believe that quarantine is necessary.

Vaccinations: We encourage our students, staff, families, and all members of our community who are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine to keep everyone as safe as possible. District 287 does not require vaccinations for staff. Getting vaccinated or not, is a personal choice that will be respected. 

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Due to the ongoing pandemic/health and safety situation, District facilities and equipment are not available for use or rental by the general public during this time.

Important Information For Families

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Inform 287

Let us know if you test positive for COVID-19: First, staff members and families must follow the instructions for notifying District 287 if they have received a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.


  • Staff: Staff members should contact their supervisor to help them submit a positive case form, which is shared with Human Resources.
  • Families: Families should contact the school nurse at their student's school to report a positive case.

The positive case will be reported to 287's COVID-19 Program Coordinator/Health & Safety Manager, who will notify the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Superintendent of District 287.

Nothing in our COVID-19-related policies, plans, and procedures should be read to create a ministerial duty; the District relies upon the sound judgment and discretion of its administrators to carry out the recommendations of the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health.