COVID-19 Info & Dashboard
Informing families of plans for the school year based on guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Return to School
Regardless of which learning model a student is in, we are committed to providing an engaging, equitable and quality learning experience for each student.
District plans will continue to be updated as the situation evolves.
14-Day Case Rate By County
State guidance calls for schools to consider the 14-day COVID-19 case rate per 10,000 people by county when determining a safe learning model.
White Bear Lake Area Schools serves residents in three counties: Anoka, Ramsey and Washington.
County 14-day case rates are updated by the Minnesota State Department of Health (MDH) each Thursday. The most recent 14-day case rate per 10,000 people by county for each is listed below.
(Reported Nov. 19 - representing cases reported Oct. 25 - Nov. 7)
* This is an adjusted number provided by the Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment. It removes COVID-19 cases from the Minnesota Correctional Facilities (MCF) in Stillwater and in Oak Park Heights. The Minnesota Department of Health Case Rate rate reported, which includes COVID-19 cases in the MCF, is 118.90.
Find complete information here.
District COVID-19 Cases
White Bear Lake Area Schools is working closely with the Minnesota Department of Health for contract tracing and notifications.
We are tracking the number of COVID-19 cases present in the district. The tables below show current numbers of students and staff members reporting COVID-19. The table will be updated every week on Friday. Please note that the table may include some cases of students or staff members who were not at school during the time they were contagious.
The District COVID-19 Cases information reflects positive and quarantine case numbers we have been made aware of. It may not reflect all cases in our school community.
(Reported Nov. 20 - representing cases reported Nov. 13 - Nov. 19)
In order to protect student and staff privacy, if the number is less than 3, a <3 is noted.
See the historical data of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 here.
Process for Individual Notifications
White Bear Lake Area Schools will ensure that all who are directly affected are appropriately notified in accordance with health department guidelines and privacy laws. A close contact notification and request to quarantine will be sent to all identified close-contacts. A general notification of a positive case in the building will be sent to: all building staff (including traveling and classified staff members) and all students attending the same school.
If any White Bear Lake Area Schools building is placed on the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) list of schools with 5 or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students or staff who were in the building while infectious during a two-week reporting period, all families and staff of that building will be notified.
The following district buildings have been identified on that MDH list: Central Middle School.
Find the statewide list here.
- Health & Safety Guidelines
- Fall 2020 Return to School Guide
- Fall 2020 FAQs
- Face Covering Guide
- Preparing Your Student for School Toolkit
- What Does Our Return to School Look Like? (English, Spanish & Somali)
- Fall 2020 School-Age Care
- COVID-19 Decision Tree
- COVID-19 Staff Trainings:
- Free Meal Access for Children flyer
- Is My Child Well Enough To Go To School?
- Talking to Children about COVID-19
- Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Travel Considerations from MDH
- Travel Recommendations from CDC
- Information for all travelers
- Go (Wash Your Hands) Bears poster
- Support Hub
Diagnosis Reporting Form
In order to facilitate the district’s COVID-19 contact tracing, please let us know through this form if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Please also call your school’s attendance line (for students) or submit an absence in Skyward (for staff) if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
As we all work to be healthy, it is important to remember to take the same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
- Avoid close contact.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.