COVID-19 Health and Safety
Face coverings required starting August 9, 2021
As of Monday, August 9, face coverings are required for all staff, students and visitors inside all MPS schools and buildings, regardless of an individual’s vaccination status.
This decision is based on the strong recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health about masking being a critical way to protect children who cannot yet get vaccinated, along with others who are not vaccinated.
Face coverings also continue to be required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on public transportation, including school buses.
In the coming weeks, MPS will be providing families with more details on the range of health and safety practices schools will have in place when students return to in September.
Free vaccines are available to people ages 12 years and older. To find out where you can get a free vaccine, visit: Find Vaccine Locations