SCSC COVID–19 Regional Support Team

Coronavirus photoThe SCSC Regional Support Team is a partnership between local public health officials, MDE, MDH and the Minnesota Service Cooperatives to support school districts and charter school in navigating the impacts of the COVID–19 pandemic throughout the 2020-2021 school year. The team will have four members, a regional coordinator from the service cooperative, two MDH health consultants and a state testing coordinator.
 
The SCSC Regional Support Team will support districts by providing:

  • Consultative support from MDH related to shifting learning models.
  • Guidance and actions steps when there are COVID cases, close contacts or exposures in schools.
  • Information and assistance related to both individual testing (including the saliva test for educators and staff) and mass/universal testing events.

 
A State Support Team will guide the regional team structure. The State Support Team includes Stephanie Graff (lead), Cliff Carmody (MN Service Coops), Sally Reynolds (State Testing Group), and Susan Klammer (MDH).

Data for K–12 schools: 14–day COVID–19 Case Rate by County
MDE Safe Learning Model Dashboard
Environmental Resource Council provides COVID–19 resources

Private School Information
Please contact: Health.schools.covid19@state.mn.us and health.schoolcc.followup@state.mn.us

Influenza Information
Stories of Vaccine Preventable diseases
http://www.shotbyshot.org/stories/gigis-story/  
 
Flu Can Be Very Serious (CDC video)
https://youtu.be/cGDJLgaAIVo
 
Materials and Posters for Schools as well as other resources can be found at
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/index.htm
 
Flu Guide for Parents (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf
 
Cover Your Cough
https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/cyc/index.html
 
School Health Personnel Influenza Information
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/flu/school/index.html
 
Influenza in Schools
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/flu/school/fluschools.html

Contacts

 

Kelsey Rose, Regional Coordinator 
507-389-6999 (work)
507-430-2437 (mobile)
507-389-1772 (fax)

Glenn Morris, Director
507-389-5106 (work)
507-382-8627 (mobile) 
507-389-1772 (fax)

Food Service Program Contact
Alicia Muckenhirn
651-582-8226

Local Public Health Contacts
Blue Earth County: Kristen Friedrichs
507-304-4411

Brown County: Karen Moritz
507-233-6820

​Faribault and Martin Counties: Caroline McCourt
507.236.5376

Le Sueur County: Vanessa Holicky
507-357-8263

Nicollet County: Jody Fischenich
507-327-3887

Sibley County: Patty Buerkle
507-479-0498

Wantonwan County: Julia Whitcomb
507-375-7863

Waseca County: Megan Kirby