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The safety of our students and staff is our priority. We will provide updates and resources in an effort to help families reduce the risk in their home and community.

We are adhering to guidance from Olmsted County Public Health (OCPHS), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are closely monitoring updates, as guidance is changing frequently due to local and global developments.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Messages to the Community

We have heard from families who are seeking guidance on precautions and received questions on what the District is doing to prepare. 

We will continue to update staff, families, and community members through our normal communication channels. 

Distance Learning

The Governor authorized the Education Commissioner to extend Distance Learning from March 30 through at least May 1.  Learn about Rochester Public Schools plan for Distance Learning

RPS Distance Learning Plan

Community Resources

Rochester Public Schools is collaborating with a variety of non-profit organizations, the city of rochester, and many of our partners to provide community resources for our families.

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Summer Meals

Health Resources

With information changing daily, we encourage families to stay up to date on information regarding COVID-19 and protect yourself and the community.

For more information, please visit: 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Olmsted County Public Health (OCPHS)

 

Additional Resources

MDH Coronavirus Basics English
MDH Coronavirus Basics Spanish
MDH Coronavirus Basics Somali
MDH Prepare and Protect
Family Emergency Preparedness

Report Discrimination and Bias

COVID-19 does not discriminate based on race, where you come from, your immigration status, or anything else. 

If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of discrimination or bias call Minnesota's Discrimination Helpline at 1-833-454-0148 or submit this online form. The helpline is staffed by investigators from the MN Department of Human Rights. Translation/interpretation services are available.

If you are the victim of a crime, including a hate crime, or fear for your safety, call 911 immediately.

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Last Updated June 8, 2020 at 8:56 AM CDT