Senator Simonson Statement on Safer Learning Approach for 2020-2021 School Year

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Walz announced the Safe Learning Plan for Minnesota schools Thursday, providing guidance for schools going back to school using one of three models: in-person, distance learning, or a hybrid model. In response, Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth) released the following statement: “Today’s announcement by Governor Walz and our state’s education and… Read More

Senator Carlson Statement on Safer Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year

Today’s announcement by the Governor gives local leaders the flexibility they need in deciding the best approach for how their communities go back to school in the fall. Read More

Governor Walz releases the 2020-2021 school year plan in dealing with COVID-19

Governor Tim Walz announced today his plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year as the state still combats COVID-19. The guidelines that he introduced include input from teachers, parents, the Department of Education, the Department of Health, and other health officials. This plan is driven by data and evidence and tailored to local… Read More

Senator Greg Clausen

Senator Greg Clausen’s Statement on School Reopening Guidance

Today, Governor Walz announced school districts, teachers, parents, and school boards will be allowed to decide – with guidelines from the Department of Health and Department of Education – how to safely reopen this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. School districts will be provided a framework of data and a guidance formula to help school… Read More

Senator Nick Frentz’s Statement on School Reopening Guidance

Governor Walz announced today that school districts have the flexibility to decide how to safely reopen this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minnesota Department of education will provide school districts a framework of data and a formula for guidance to help them choose between fully opening, a hybrid of in class and distance learning,… Read More

Senator Cwodzinski Statement on Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year

The plan introduced by Governor Walz today provides a framework for local decision makers to choose the education model that works best for them, by using data and input from those in the community. Read More

Governor Walz releases the 2020-2021 school year plan in dealing with COVID-19

I have every confidence that our community leaders in my district to make the best localized, data-driven decision to help keep our children safe and healthy while continuing the level of quality education that ranks Minnesota high in the nation. Read More

Senator John Hoffman’s Statement on School Reopening Guidance

This is good news for schools, parents, and our students. Under these guidelines, the Local Education Agency (LEA), local school boards, health officials and parents can collaborate to decide what is best for our students, teachers, parents, and other staff. Read More

Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent’s Statement on School Reopening Guidance

The Governor’s guidance allows local school districts to make the best decision for the health and safety of their students, teachers, staff, and communities. As COVID-19 cases vary throughout the state, this plan is data-driven and rooted in science and research to provide flexibility. Read More

Free COVID-19 Community Testing for St. Louis County

The Minnesota Department of Health will be hosting two days of community testing for COVID-19 at the St. Louis County Fairgrounds in Chisholm next week. The testing will be open to everyone, including those without symptoms, and will be free. Read More