Find a Vaccine Location

  • The Minnesota Department of Health offers a Vaccine Connector tool to help families find vaccination locations and make an appointment. You can access the Vaccine Connector online.

    Vaccines are approved for youth and adults 12 years of age or older.

COVID-19 Testing Resources

  • Testing Information and Locations are available from the State of Minnesota's Find Testing Locations page.

    IMPORTANT: If you are using the test to request a shortened quarantine it MUST be a PCR (molecular) test. Antigen tests will not be accepted.

    About Testing for COVID-19: A Positive is a Positive  

    There are two types of COVID-19 diagnostic tests: molecular and antigen.  

    A positive COVID-19 test (molecular or antigen test) means the person who took the test has COVID-19 and can spread it to others. If you get a positive test result, you should stay home and away from others. This advice does not change if you get a second test that is negative.  

    Your close contacts will also be asked to stay home and away from others (quarantine). This advice does not change if they get tested and the result is negative.  

    It generally is not recommended that people get tested again after getting a positive result. However, those who work in health care and long-term care may need to retest to confirm a negative result.

    Types of COVID-19 Tests

     

Latest Updates

  • Update regarding masks and Ranger Academy

    Posted by Forest Lake Area Schools on 7/29/2021 4:00:00 PM

    Greetings families,

    I hope you are all enjoying a fun and relaxing summer. As we look ahead to the start of school, we wanted to share some back-to-school plans for this fall and COVID-19. We are planning to be fully open for students learning in-person, starting school as scheduled on September 7th and 8th. 

    Masks

    Current state guidelines recommend but do not require that masks be worn in schools. Our district plans to follow the same guidance for the start of the school year and recommend but not require that masks be worn in our buildings for students and staff. Masks will still be required on school buses as long as the federal requirement for masks on public transportation remains in effect. 

    We will continue to monitor COVID-19 activity within our schools and community, along with any updates to state and federal guidance. To help continue our community’s success against COVID-19 and keep our students learning at school, we are strongly recommending vaccination for all eligible students, staff and family members aged 12 and up.

    Ranger Academy Distance Learning Option

    We are happy to announce that we will once again offer our elementary Ranger Academy option this year for families who prefer distance learning. If you wish to enroll your Pre-K-6 student in Ranger Academy, please complete this registration form by August 5th. This deadline is to help us ensure that we have the correct number of teachers for both in-person and Ranger Academy classes. Families who choose Ranger Academy should plan to commit to that option for at least the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year.

    At this time, we are not planning to offer a full distance learning option for secondary students in grades 7-12. If you have concerns about COVID-19 safety for your secondary student, please contact your school principal.

    As we look ahead to the start of the school year, additional back-to-school information, including full details of our COVID mitigation will be coming out to families from both the district and your student’s school. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the first day of school. 

    Have a great summer! We’re looking forward to seeing students back in September!  

    Sincerely,
    Steve Massey, Superintendent

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