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Community is the foundation of New Prague Area Community Education and we miss you. Follow this link for a message to all our participants.

The Fitness and Aquatic Center will be closed starting Monday, March 16 until further notice. Members, please watch emails for further communication. If you are not receiving email notifications from the FAC, please email us at fitandaqua@isd721.org to get signed up for notifications.

COVID-19 "Coronavirus" Information Center

On March 15, 2020, Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker have announced that all Minnesota public school districts and charter schools that serve students prekindergarten through grade 12 will be closed by Wednesday, March 18. Instruction will resume on Monday, March 30.

Students in New Prague Area Schools will not be coming to school on Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. There will be no educational instruction during this time. Instruction will resume on Monday, March 30th. It is likely that the instruction will be distance learning.

COVID-19 Response Plan:

This information is intended to provide updates on New Prague Area Schools' response plan to the outbreak of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The situation is evolving and information and recommendations are changing daily as new information becomes available.

Please refer to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the latest updates regarding COVID-19.

District Communications

HTML/URL Document COVID-19: Feb. 28th, Coronavirus
HTML/URL Document COVID-19: March 13, Letter to the Community
HTML/URL Document COVID-19: March 15, Letter to the Community
HTML/URL Document COVID-19: March 16, Letter to the Community
HTML/URL Document Drive-thru Meals for Students
HTML/URL Document COVID-19: March 19, Letter to Staff/Community
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COVID-19: March 20, Elementary Chromebook Distribution
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NPAS Spring Break Remains
HTML/URL Document COVID-19: March 27, Letter to the Community
HTML/URL Document Student Item Pick-Up Process

School Communications

HTML/URL Document COVID-19 High School Information Center

Essential Workers Childcare Information

HTML/URL Document COVID-19: March 16, Letter to the Community
HTML/URL Document COVID-19: March 19, Letter to Staff/Community

Frequently Asked Questions

Please follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Frequently Asked Questions link here.

What is a novel coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new virus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

How does the COVID-19 spread?

This virus was first detected in Wuhan, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. Currently, it’s unclear how easily or sustainable this virus is spreading between people. Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.

Can a person who has COVID-19 spread the illness to others?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

How long someone is actively sick can vary so the decision on when to release someone from isolation is made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with doctors, infection prevention and control experts, and public health. Someone who has been released from isolation is not considered to pose a risk of infection to others.

How can I protect myself or my family?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases is recommended, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

 

Other Resources:

HTML/URL Document Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
HTML/URL Document Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
HTML/URL Document Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
HTML/URL Document Talking to Children About COVID-19
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Helping kids cope with COVID-19 Pandemic
HTML/URL Document Mental Health and COVID -19 Information and Resources