St. Louis Park Public Schools communicates regarding COVID-19

After school events, trips, gatherings cancelled through April 6


Kaia Myers

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. A doorknob is sanitized by a disinfecting wipe. The district has cancelled all after-school events and field trips in response to COVID-19.

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

In an online announcement March 12, Superintendent Astein Osei said the district is following information released by the Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Education.

On March 12, the Minnesota Department of Health released a report encouraging schools to not cancel yet because of COVID-19.

St. Louis Park Public Schools is cancelling all school field trips, all out-of-state field trips, all after-school and evening school events. Additionally, they are reconsidering all gatherings of 100 or more students, staff or community. Community Education classes are not cancelled.

School sports will continue practices unless the Minnesota State High School League cancels.

The district is considering the plan for continuing education off-site if there is a need to close school. 

On March 16, custodians will begin a disinfecting treatment of common areas such as health offices, cafeterias and gyms. 

Echo will continue updating as the situation develops.