2/15-2/19: MNCS Weekly Update

Greetings MNCS Families,

UPDATE: 2/15/2021

We’re sending out this email to provide some regular updates and current information about our school’s COVID status, and to cover some key reminders for everyone about sending your children to school in our current model. 

It’s been great to see many students back in school again over the past few weeks, and we look forward to continuing to see them going forward! 

By the Numbers...for the week ending on 2/12/21

Average County Case Rate

For the 5 counties we draw 

the most students from

Number  of Positive Cases 

MNCS Staff &Students

# of Students & Staff in Quarantine 

26/10,000 & trending down




Quarantine After Out of State Travel for Students and Staff - We appreciate all the families that have kept us informed and helped keep our community safe by following the MDH quarantine protocols for travelling out of state. 

Last Thursday (2/11/21) we received an update from our MDH regional support team that, moving forward, student quarantine after traveling out of state will be reduced from 14 to 7 days if the following items are met:

  • documentation of a negative PCR test taken on/after 5 days after returning from travel. For quarantine purposes, day 1 of quarantine begins the day after you return home from travel.

  • have no symptoms through the 7 day quarantine

  • have no further close contacts reported through through the 7 day quarantine

    • Note: if someone you live with or had close contact, travelled or visited with reports a positive case, your quarantine dates reset

  • Inform the Covid Coordinator's Team (covid19@newcountryschool.com) about these items before you return in person to any MNCS buildings.


Daily Health and Symptom Screening (MDH Infographic):

  • Please remember to continue daily health and symptom screening for students (and staff) before coming into the building. This is the number one way we can prevent a community outbreak and keep students in schools. 

Covid Safety Practices in MNCS Buildings and Transportation (MDH Infographic):

  • Students and staff should practice some key behaviors when in MNCS buildings or on MNCS transportation. These include wearing face coverings properly, frequent handwashing and physical distancing.  

  • Let’s continue the good work to keep us all healthy and learning in person!