The Minnesota Department of Health has identified 13 more schools that have had at least five confirmed cases of COVID-19.
This is the third weekly report that the state intends to provide transparency about where the disease is known to be spreading within school buildings.
The 13 new schools identified Thursday:
- Blaine High School (Anoka County)
- Roosevelt Elementary (Detroit Lakes, Becker County)
- Loyola Catholic School (Mankato, Blue Earth County)
- Chanhassen High School (Carver County)
- Chisago Lakes Senior High (Lindstrom, Chisago County)
- Hayfield Secondary (Hayfield, Dodge County)
- Blue Earth Area Secondary (Faribault County)
- Maple Grove Senior High (Hennepin County)
- Park Center IB World School (Hennepin County)
- Willmar Senior High (Kandiyohi County)
- Princeton High School (Mille Lacs County)
- Albany Area High School (Stearns County)
- Breckenridge Senior High (Wilkin County)
There are 11 other schools still on the list after the first two weekly reports:
- Horizon Middle School (Moorhead, Clay County)
- Grand Rapids Senior High (Itasca County)
- Roosevelt Elementary (Willmar, Kandiyohi County)
- Rocori Senior High (Cold Spring, Stearns County)
- Brainerd High School (Crow Wing County)
- Albert Lea High School (Freeborn County)
- Isanti Middle School (Isanti County)
- Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School (Martin County)
- Martin Luther High School (Martin County)
- St. Paul Lutheran School (Martin County)
- Hinckley Elementary (Pine County)
Schools are only identified if five ore more cases are reported in a school building within a two-week period. However, it's also noteworthy that the MDH says schools listed might not have ongoing transmission.
"School buildings that have not reported a new case for 28 days will be removed. If five or more cases are reported in a school building in a subsequent two-week period, they will once again be listed," the health department's report explains.