4 added to list of Minnesota schools with 5+ confirmed COVID-19 cases

There are now 11 schools identified by the state health department.
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The Minnesota Department of Health has identified four more schools that have had at least five confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is the second weekly report that will help provide transparency to where the disease is known to be spreading within school buildings throughout the state.

The four new schools identified: 

  • Horizon Middle School (Moorhead, Clay County)
  • Grand Rapids Senior High (Itasca County)
  • Roosevelt Elementary (Willmar, Kandiyohi County)
  • Rocori Senior High (Cold Spring, Stearns County)

The seven schools originally identified in the Oct. 1 report are still on the list for a total of 11 schools with at least five cases of COVID-19. The original seven: 

  • 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.

There are now nine counties in Minnesota that have exceeded the threshold for 100% distance learning for all students (50 cases per 10,000 residents). They are: Big Stone (51.83 cases per 10,000 residents), Lac qui Parle (59.06), Lincoln (56.07), Martin (91.66), Pine (56.64), Redwood (58.05), Swift (52.07), Waseca (162.16), Yellow Medicine (67.90). 

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