COVID-19 case in St. Louis Park

National History Day participants at low-risk


Art by Maggie Klaers. As of March 13, there is one case of COVID-19 in St. Louis Park.

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This story is accurate as of 10:00 p.m. March 14.

According to an update posted to the St. Louis Park Schools Public Schools website, there have been two positive cases in the Park Nicollet system. People in the same facility as the infected are currently at low-risk, according to the CDC.

“Both patients were seen and tested in urgent care – one in St. Louis Park and one at Brookdale Urgent Care. Both patients are from Hennepin County and appear to have travel-related cases; both are at home recovering,” the update said.

According to Co-Coordinator of National History Day in Minnesota Sarah Aschbrenner, an individual that attended the Metro Senior Regional History Day event at the University of Minnesota March 9 has tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the International Baccalaureate History Higher Level year two class attended the competition, and the 12 Park attendees are considered to be at low risk of contracting COVID-19.  

“An individual who attended the Metro Senior Regional History Day event on March 9 at the University of Minnesota has tested positive for COVID-19,” Aschbrenner said in an email.

According to the StarTribune, Minnesota has 21 confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. and 39 states have declared a national state of emergency, according to Business Insider

Echo will continue to update as the situation progresses.