COVID-19 Information and Updates

17 hours ago

2021-2022 L-BF District-Wide Case Levels

These numbers include ALL Staff and Students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. 
This is approximately 443 people. 

>>Total Covid-19 Cases Since September 7, 2021 = 99

>>Total Active Cases as of January 17, 2022 = 26
                               Elementary = 8, High School = 15, Staff = 3

(L-BF is choosing to record all students and staff who test positive in our case counts, even if they were not a close contact of anyone within the building. The reason for this choice is to correlate with the numbers that we are required to report to MDH.)

CLICK HERE to fill out the Rapid COVID-19 Test Consent Form

No COVID-19 Testing will be given without this consent form. A new consent form will be required for each instance.


INFORMATION: CUE COVID-19 Rapid Molecular Testing

L-BF is now offering a COMPLETELY OPTIONAL Rapid Covid-19 Testing program for symptomatic students and staff. 
L-BF will never test a student without first contacting a parent or guardian and obtaining the electronic consent form above.
COVID19 Testing info

Temporary Masking Required

Some grade levels might be required to wear masks during school due a positive case in their class. 

---->>>>>Click Here<<<<<---- 
to see which grade levels are required to mask at this time, and when the mask requirement will be lifted based on the most recent exposure. 

As always, call the Office with questions and concerns.

More Common Covid-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • New Cough or Cough that gets worse
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell

Less Common Covid-19 Symptoms:

Sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, body aches, extreme fatigue, new severe headache, new congestion, stuffy/runny nose

COvid Decision tree from the MN Dept of Health

for schools, youth programs, and child care programs

(Double click top of the image to see the full decision tree)

If your child has One "less common symptom" and is NOT a close contact:

1. Evaluate symptoms and determine is your child is well enough to attend school. 

2. If your child is not well enough to attend school, have the child stay home until 24 hours after symptoms improve.

3. Siblings do not have to go home or stay home. 

If your child has One "more common symptom" OR Two or more "less common symptoms" and is NOT a close contact:

1. Children in this situation must stay home for 10 days OR seek testing. If a COVID test returns a NEGATIVE result, the child may return to school 24 hours after symptoms subside. 

2. If testing is not sought and the family chooses to stay out of school for 10 days, siblings may continue to attend school as long as they have ZERO symptoms. If a sibling begins to have ANY one symptom they will be sent home. 

3. Siblings of ill students who have a NEGATIVE test result, will be able to attend school as long as they have only one "less common symptoms" or ZERO "more common symptoms"

3. If testing is not sought and the family chooses to stay out of school for 10 days, this is not considered a COVID absence and will be marked "Absent Excused" for illness. L-BF will be flexible with absences as long as parents are communicating with the District. 

COVID Positive and Close Contacts:

1. Students who live in a household with ANY COVID Positive person must quarantine for 10 days and monitor for symptoms. 

2. Students who are in the same class as another student who tested positive are Close Contacts and MUST wear a mask for 10 days in school. These students may stay in school as long as they are having ZERO symptoms. 

3. Students who have been within 6 feet of a COVID positive person for 15 or more minutes are considered Close Contacts and MUST wear a mask for 10 days in school. These students may stay in school as long as they are having ZERO symptoms. 

The Covid Decision Tree from MDH

Click Below to read the:

2021-2022 L-BF Safe In-Person Learning Plan Document

Koochiching County Case Levels since October 21, 2020

This chart shows the trends we have been seeing in our County since 

testing became widely available to the public. 

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