The Redwood Area School District will be going to reduced COVID quarantine guidelines starting next Monday.

According to Superintendent Becky Cselovszki, the district’s COVID numbers have started to decline. As of Friday, the district had 32 current cases, down more than 50 percent from two weeks ago.

In an attempt to keep students in school, Redwood Area Schools will be following the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control reduced quarantine guidance, starting Monday, January 31.

Students who have been confirmed as having COVID must stay at home for five days after symptoms have started. If there are no symptoms, the students must stay at home for five days after the date of being tested, regardless of vaccination status. It is also recommended students wear well-fitting masks while at home.

Students will be able to return on day six of COVID, but must mask for days 6-10. Students not complying with the mask mandate will be removed from the building, and will to quarantine the full 10 days with no warnings or questions.

The MN State High School League is operating under a different set of guidance. Students who participate in MN State High School League activities may participate in in-person practice on days 6-10 when allowed by the school.

Individuals may participate in virtual competitions at any time if they can do so while maintaining their quarantine or isolation.