Mixed race African American teenager teen girl young woman wearing a face mask outside during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemicAt Intermediate District 287, our top priorities are the health, safety, and education of the children entrusted to us each day. From H1N1 to the measles, District 287 has preparedness plans to manage illness outbreaks in a coordinated, strategic way that prioritizes the health of its students, families, and staff.

ISD 287 District COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

COVID-19 is a new pandemic for all of us. Our COVID-19 response teams meet frequently to plan and adapt to the safety measures that keep all of us safe.

About COVID-19

The more we know about COVID-19 the better we can prepare to protect our families and communities.

The Minnesota Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control are two sources of up-to-date information on COVID-19.

Situation Update for Coronavirus (Minnesota Department of Health)

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health's  Situation Update for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage for daily updates about cases in Minnesota.

How can I protect my family?

The coronavirus is a virus that affects the respiratory system. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

It’s natural for people to ask what they can do to protect themselves and their families. The best guidance at this point is to take the same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough, and
  • Practice good hand washing

More information on the novel coronavirus is available from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Safe and Healthy Schools

District 287 Pandemic Response Plan

We continue to be proactive with the daily monitoring of any developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be assured that as a part of our procedures, we have a Pandemic Response Plan to guide us in the event of an outbreak of infectious illness.

Our administrative team continues to monitor the Center for Disease Control, Minnesota State Departments of Health and Education precautions, protocols, and response activities for a pandemic outbreak. These agencies help determine how and when all Minnesota schools should respond to infectious illness.