We were notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of one COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) at Hill City School. All students and staff that have been exposed in close contact have been notified and told to quarantine for the required 14 days. Despite the MDH guidelines that suggest possible exposure was limited, you should still monitor for symptoms of illness. Other students do not need to stay home unless symptoms develop. If symptoms develop, stay home and consult with your physician to determine if medical evaluation is needed. MDH does not specifically recommend that non-close contacts be tested for COVID-19 at this time. However, many local testing options are available. If your child starts feeling ill, isolate at home and away from other household members as much as possible right away. The main symptoms to watch for are fever, cough, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, feeling tired, loss of taste or smell and diarrhea and vomiting.
Since school began on September 8, this is the fifth confirmed case in Hill City Schools. We ask that students, staff, and community continue to follow the guidelines and help keep Hill City Schools safe. We thank you for your understanding during this time.