NMPH Encourages Good COVID Behavior This Labor Day Weekend

NMPH Encourages Good COVID Behavior This Labor Day Weekend

September 6, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (9/4/20)

Ada, MN — The COVID-19 positivity rate appears to be slowing down in Norman County for the time being at least. New reports from the Minnesota Department of Health shows a rate of just under 8 per 10,000 people for the past two weeks. That’s about half of what the rate was at the last update two weeks ago. This could allow area schools who are currently planning for a hybrid model for the high school to upgrade to full in-person education for all grade levels. However, Sarah Kjono with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health reminds people that there a number of other factors besides positivity rate that districts are looking at to determine their learning model.

Kjono is also aware that this coming Labor Day weekend is the last chance for families to get out and enjoy the summer break, but she cautions them to be on their best COVID behavior to avoid any outbreaks just as school is getting underway.

Class gets underway for most Minnesota Schools on Tuesday, September 8th.