Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
This information is intended to update the District 196 community on our response plan to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The situation is rapidly-evolving and updates change daily as new information becomes available.
COVID-19 Community Testing
All COVID-19 testing is no cost at Minnesota community testing sites. The state is working together with communities to make sure everyone can get tested.
- Sign up for an appointment: COVID-19 Community Testing Sites
- What to expect: Community Testing
- More about nasal swab and saliva tests: Types of COVID-19 Tests
Note: All community testing sites will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25.
District 196 Values
In District 196, we believe learning is maximized in a safe, respectful and inclusive environment. As a learning community, we must continue to be united and support one another as the coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes more widespread. In our schools, we will continue to demonstrate compassion and care with all students and staff.
It is important to avoid prejudice to students, staff and community members during this time who may be ill or assuming that someone may have COVID-19. Preventing the spread of misinformation will help us continue providing safe and healthy learning environment for all of our students.