Hibbing Schools COVID-19 CoronaVirus Update Center
Scenario 1: In-Person Learning
In-person learning for all students. Create as much space as feasible between students and teachers; the district will not be held to strictly enforcing 6 feet of distance between individuals.
Scenario 2: Hybrid Learning
Hybrid model with strict social distancing and capacity limits. Schools must limit the overall number of people in the school facilities and on transportation vehicles to 50% maximum occupancy. Social distance of at least six feet between individuals must occur at all times.
Scenario 3: Distance Learning
Distance Learning Only
Determining the Learning Model
During the 2020-2021 school year, Hibbing Public Schools will utilize St. Louis County Public Health representatives to assist when making model change determinations. Utilizing the expertise that the Public Health representatives put forth will assist in identifying data trends, as well as determining where the cases are based (assisted living care versus community spread). St. Louis County Public Health representatives will assist the District in determining when it may be time for a model change. You can view the St. Louis County COVID-19 Dashboard here.
Return to School
The Restart Blueprint is based on the MDH 2020-2021 Planning Guide for Schools, MDE’s Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools: 2020-2021 School Year Planning, MDE’s Safe Learning Plan for 2020-2021, and current public health recommendations at the time this document was developed, which include:
Maintain a distance of six feet between individuals
Wear face masks or coverings
Screen for COVID-19 symptoms
Practice good hygiene protocols including hand washing, cleaning, and disinfecting
Limit group gatherings
Plan for short-term school closures, should there be a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case
The Minnesota Safe Learning Plan for 2020-2021 outlines five goals that Hibbing Public Schools is dedicated of working towards:
Prioritize the safety of students and staff
Prioritize in-person learning, especially for younger learners
Consider infectiousness and transmission risk among different ages
Support planning, while permitting flexibility for districts
Take into account disease prevalence at a local level
Throughout the Blueprint, you will be able to observe how Hibbing Public Schools plans to take into account CDC guidelines, MDH guidelines, and MDE requirements, while providing staff and students with a safe place to learn and educate.