Hibbing Schools COVID-19 CoronaVirus Update Center

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:

  1. Prioritize the safety of students and staff

  2. Prioritize in-person learning, especially for younger learners

  3. Consider infectiousness and transmission risk among different ages

  4. Support planning, while permitting flexibility for districts

  5. 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.

Read the complete Restart Blueprint for Hibbing Public Schools here.

Current Status

Hibbing Public Schools will follow MDH parameters using county public health data to support the learning model to be utilized in the District. Based on the 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County, the current biweekly case rate for Hibbing Public Schools is 13.74.

High School

Lincoln Elementary
In-person Learning

Washington Elementary
In-person Learning

Greenhaven Elementary
In-person Learning

COVID Rate Model

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