MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A northern Minnesota high school has decided to push back its first day of school due to a staffer testing positive for COVID-19.
On Friday, Superintendent Dr. Curt Tryggestad announced a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an employee at the Pine City High School.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 1 Injured In St. Paul Shooting
Tryggestad says the school is working with the Minnesota Department of Health to identify those who had close contact with the individual, and will be notified to stay at home for 14 days. The staff member who tested positive has also been asked to quarantine.READ MORE: Richfield Police Seek Help After Thief Steals Car With Owner's Dog Inside
The school was anticipating to start right after Labor Day, but has now been pushed back to the following week. The first day of school will be Monday, Sept. 14 with a distance learning model in place.MORE NEWS: Twin Cities Thai Restaurant Hires Robot Server Amid Staffing Shortage
Students, staff and families will be notified when the school is able to change from a distance learning model.