Key Minnesota COVID-19 Documents

MDE: 2020-21 Planning Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools (updated February 22, 2021)

MDE: Minnesota Safe Learning Plan for 2020-2021 (updated February 17, 2021)

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE): Prioritizing & Partnering for In-Person/Hybrid Learning Models (February 2021)

MDE: CARES Funding Update PowerPoint (ESSER II and GEER 2) (updated January 27, 2021)

MDE: Using CARES Funds for Construction and Equipment Expenditures (January 27, 2021)

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH): 2020-2021 Planning Guide for Schools (updated January 7, 2021)

Prom and Senior Parties

MDH: 2020-2021 Planning Guide for Schools (February 17, 2021) [see top of page 8]

Minnesota Stay Safe: Stay Safe Guidance for Businesses and Organizations (see COVID-19 Preparedness Plan information)

Use one or both of the following two documents as appropriate for the planned event:

Minnesota Stay Safe: Guidance for Entertainment and Meeting Venues

Minnesota Stay Safe: Requirements for Celebrations and Significant Life Events (February 12, 2021)

MSBA COVID-19 Guidance

Fall 2020 School Reopening Guide 

School Year Planning Q&A Webpage (log-in required)

School Board Meeting Guide (updated September 9, 2020)

Resolutions for Filling a Temporary Vacancy Due to Illness or Prolonged Absence

Sample Resolution: Request for Fund Transfer | Guidance for Transfer of Funds | Request for Fund Transfer Form

COVID-19 and Student-Centered Leadership

Recent Executive Orders

Executive Order 21-07 updates requirements on gyms and fitness centers, including schools (February 12, 2021)

Executive Order 21-01 on cautiously resuming certain activities (January 7, 2021)

Executive Order 20-103 modifies EO 20-99 regarding youth sports and other matters (December 16, 2020)

Executive Order 20-99 implements a four-week dial-back on certain activities to slow the spread of COVID-19 (November 18, 2020) 

Executive Order 20-95 clarifies Paragraph 9 of Executive Order 20-94 (November 6, 2020)

Executive Order 20-94 authorizes the Commissioner of Education to take action to improve the education of Minnesota students during the 2020-2021 school year (November 5, 2020)

Executive Order 20-81  requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in certain settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. See Pages 10-11 for information about K-12 schools. (July 22, 2020)


MSBA: Health Insurance Sealed Bid Opening Processes and COVID-19 (Updated December 7, 2020)

MSBA Insurance Trust webpage: COVID-19 Resources from Participating Insurers