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Covid-19 Prevention

and Response Plan

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that pre-K through grade 12 schools follow the current recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found below. This plan is subject to change according to state and federal guidelines and mandates.

The goal is to have students return to full-time in-person learning, therefore, Kalon Prep Academy will have layered prevention strategies in place.

Additional preventive measures:

  • Windows will be open as much as possible to keep the air moving in the building.
  • Hand sanitizers stations will be available in every classroom. 
  • Classrooms will be sanitized between groups.
  • Teachers will be encouraged to hold class outside when possible.
  • Students, teachers, and staff should stay home when they have signs of any infectious illness and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care.
    • Kalon’s Response: Minnesota Rule 4605.7070 requires any person in charge of any school to report cases of COVID-19 to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

the cdc recommends:

  • Vaccination as the current leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Kalon’s Response: Vaccination is a very personal decision. Students and staff will not be asked their vaccination status.

  • Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals regardless of vaccination status.

    Kalon’s Response: Students, staff and visitors are encouraged to wear masks. There will be some available for those who would like one. Students and staff will be expected to respect those who choose to wear masks and those who don’t. This is a personal choice and an opportunity to model a key Kalon tenet - kindness

  • Physical distance of at least 3 feet should be maximized as much as possible within classrooms, the cafeteria, when moving through food service lines and while eating (especially indoors).

    Kalon’s Response Kalon classrooms and the cafeteria will be set up with 3 feet of distance between students. Kalon staff requests that students leave furniture where it is and abide by the 3 foot recommendation to reduce exposure. Students who frequently ignore this request will be asked to wear a mask.

Additional preventive measures:

 - Windows will be open as much as possible to keep the air moving in the building.

 - Hand sanitizers stations will be available in every classroom. 

 - Classrooms will be sanitized between groups.

 - Teachers will be encouraged to hold class outside when possible.

 - Students, teachers, and staff should stay home when they have signs of any infectious illness and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care.

 - Kalon’s Response: Minnesota Rule 4605.7070 requires any person in charge of any school to report cases of COVID-19 to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

PLAN FOR STUDENTS OR STAFF WITH COVID SYMPTOMS

Kalon Prep Academy is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all our students and staff. In order to protect our staff and students and reduce the spread of Covid, we ask that students and staff with any Covid Symptoms not come to school until a negative Covid test has been obtained or until symptoms are completely gone. 

Close Contact Plan

Students and staff will be notified if there is a potential close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. In using the guidance from state and local department officials, local medical experts, and the Minnesota Department of Education, Kalon Prep Academy is implementing the measures below:

 

  • Students and staff will not be required to quarantine regardless of vaccination status; however, the 10-day quarantine option is recommended if unvaccinated and/or a mask was not worn.
  • A Covid test is recommended 3-5 days after the close contact and that a mask is worn for 10 days following an exposure or until a negative test result is obtained.

 

We will continue to update you regarding any changes we make due to the challenges that COVID-19 continues to present to us. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this together.

symptoms:

  • Fever or chills

  • New cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

positive covid test?

We require a 10-day quarantine.

 

Covid tests are FREE and can be done at any area medical provider or at Walgreen's. 

 

Because it can be stressful for students who miss school, Kalon Prep Academy staff will not require homework completion while a student is ill or quarantined. All staff will be available Fridays from 12:15-3:15pm to assist students in getting caught up once they return.

thank you

Thank you for your support, patience, and understanding as we work to provide students with the best - and safest - education possible. Please do everything you can to help manage the spread of COVID-19 in our school.