The school board voted Wednesday to begin remotely for at least six weeks
Families will have the option for distance learning no matter what the state decides.
The novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of nearly 1,200 Minnesotans.
Friday marked 17 days in critical care, according to an update from her sister.
Her father is also in intensive care with severe COVID-19 symptoms.
A strike begins immediately after failed negotiations reached a deadline.
A strike could begin Tuesday unless last-minute mediation leads to a new contract.