Norman County East Cancels School Friday After Several Students Test Positive
Twin Valley, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is strongly encouraging anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to get tested following a recent outbreak of positive cases. The Norman County East School cancelled school Friday for all students after several students had tested positive. The district will use the day off for a thorough cleaning and allow staff to work on plans. Elementary students will return for in-person on Monday, but high school students will be distance learning through March 3rd. Sarah Kjono of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health says this is good example of the need to stay vigilant even though COVID appeared to be slowing in the community.
Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please visit the Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Facebook to see a full list of area sites to get tested at. Also, Kjono says you should avoid getting vaccinated if you have any symptoms as well.
The Norman County East School is also encouraging parents to ask their kids if they have had any cold-like symptoms in the past 10 days and to get tested if they have.
The COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting