To allow school administrators and teachers to work on long-term plans for continuing education and essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tim Walz authorized the temporary closure of K-12 public schools to students (Executive Order 20-02). Schools will be closed to students through May 4. More information is available on the MDH website.
Please check with your school and school district for the most up-to-date information. See CDC: Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Program for additional resources.
Child care for emergency workers
Emergency workers with children infant to school age in need of child care should call 1-888-291-9811 to be directed to available providers. In addition, families can view current providers on this map.
Child care providers and families of emergency workers seeking care can find the most up-to-date information at mn.gov/childcare.
Free student meals
Following the closure of schools due to COVID-19, Dakota County school districts and restaurants have offered to give free lunches to students in need. Launch map in mobile view.