23 Schools in Northwest Suburbs Impacted by COVID-19
The Minnesota Department of Health has updated the way it reveals COVID-19 cases in schools. It paints a clearer picture on the range of cases.
The state lists 23 schools in the CCX News viewing still impacted by cases of COVID-19. The cases do not necessarily mean infections spread in school buildings, just that students or staff were infectious while inside.
Schools are removed from the updated list when they have no new infections for four consecutive two-week periods.
The new data show which schools have a higher range of cases. Previously, the state just listed all schools with five or more cases.
Providence Academy in Plymouth, for instance, had 20 to 29 cases for a two-week period ending Oct. 2, the most for any school during that time frame in Hennepin County.
Schools that reported at least five cases of COVID-19 and remain on the MDH list include the following:
- Armstrong High School
- Ave Maria Academy, Maple Grove
- Brooklyn Middle School
- Brooklyn Center Elementary
- Champlin Park High School
- Cooper High School
- Fernbrook Elementary, Maple Grove
- Greenwood Elementary, Plymouth
- Jackson Middle, Champlin
- Maple Grove Middle School
- Maple Grove High School
- Maranatha Christian, Brooklyn Park
- Meadow Ridge Elementary, Plymouth
- Oxbow Creek Elementary, Brooklyn Park
- Parnassus Preparatory, Maple Grove
- Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley
- Providence Academy, Plymouth
- Rice Lake Elementary, Maple Grove
- Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion, New Hope
- Rush Creek Elementary, Maple Grove
- St. Vincent de Paul School, Brooklyn Park
- Wayzata High School
- Weaver Lake Elementary, Maple Grove
The state’s test positivity rate, meanwhile, has dropped to 7.1 percent, the lowest since Sept. 27.