Robbinsdale Area Schools

Positive COVID-19 Case

The below workflow outlines what happens with a positive COVID-19 case.

Step One

Report of Positive Case or Symptoms of COVID-19

  • If a student is at school, the student will be placed in the isolation room.
  • Parent/guardian will be notified to pick-up the student.
  • Affected areas will be disinfected. 
  • If employee is at work, notify supervisor and immediately go home.
  • Affected areas will be disinfected. 

Students and staff should stay home if they have been exposed to someone with COVID and are waiting for test results.

Step Two

Close Contact Investigation of Positive Cases

  • When Robbinsdale Area Schools is alerted of a positive case, the district works with the MN Dept. of Health to report the case and to identify all possible close contacts of the positive individual.

Close contacts are defined as:

  • 15 minutes or more of cumulative exposure.
  • Within 6 feet (mask or no mask). 


Step Three

Robbinsdale Area Schools Informs Close Contacts

  • Any family or staff member with confirmed close contact exposure receives a phone call and email from Robbinsdale Area Schools COVID Coordinators within 24 hours.



Step Four

Robbinsdale Area Schools Informs Class or Team

  • Students and staff who attend class, ride the bus or participate in a school-sponsored activity who are not identified as close contacts will be provided with general notification regarding the exposure by email. 

Remember, the best way to prevent COVID-19 is to practice good hand hygiene, wear a face covering, and maintain social distancing. 


Step Five

Robbinsdale Area Schools Monitors Data and Updates Staff and Families Weekly

  • District COVID Coordinators work with public health officials to continually monitor numbers of staff and students who have confirmed cases. 
  • Confirmed cases and the numbers of students and staff quarantining are reported weekly on the district website. 

Individual privacy is ALWAYS protected.