The winner will be announced later this year.
The staff member's identity has not been released.
Kelly Klein continues to teach kindergarten via Zoom while at her chemotherapy treatments.
After being cancer-free for two years, he's battling cancer for the second time.
The goal is to make more vaccines available for those 65-plus.
The offer is available in March.
8,720 doses are for metro area educators this week.
Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.
Walz will speak to Minnesotans at 2 p.m. Monday.
The governor will address Minnesota at 2 p.m. Monday.
"This is going to be harder than going to Ticketmaster and trying to get Bruce Springsteen tickets," Walz said.
There are now 11 schools identified by the state health department.
Wrenshall School District is moving to full distance learning.
The guidance is available for all Minnesota families.
"I wanted to create humor around a very taxing situation."
More safety measures would make educators feel more comfortable with in-person instruction.
Families will have the option for distance learning no matter what the state decides.
Only 2% of COVID-19 cases have involved people under the age of 19, the MDH said.
The district says the step is necessary to protect itself financially.
A strike begins immediately after failed negotiations reached a deadline.
A strike could begin Tuesday unless last-minute mediation leads to a new contract.
If a strike happens, all pre-K through 12th-grade classes will be cancelled.
Eighty-two percent of union voters are in favor of going on strike.
There are 168 teachers up for the award this year.