At this time, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been studied and authorized for use by 16 and 17 year olds. Data from Pfizer vaccine studies show the vaccine is safe and effective for this age group. Other vaccine manufacturers are also studying their vaccines in younger age groups but have not yet received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Earlier this week HLWW parents were emailed a survey link about interest in a vaccination for students 16 years old and older to be held in Wright County. Please check your email as this opportunity has now been scheduled for next Wednesday, April 21, in Delano. If you would like further information, you can email Superintendent Sellner directly, and we will send you the sign-up link from Ridgeview/Wright County Public Health. The deadline to schedule an appointment is Tuesday, April 20 at 8:00 a.m.
Testing Recommendations from MDH
MDH announced a recommendation for all school-age youth returning to school, youth sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, to get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. While it is not a requirement, regular testing complements other safety measures already in place, such as masking and social distancing.
Schools and youth organizations can send messages and resources available on COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families to families to encourage testing. Getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year can help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Updates to HLWW's E-Learning Day Plan have been posted - 3-12-2021
The E-Learning Day Plan for HLWW Schools has been updated and approved by the school board. The changes primarily center around the middle and high school day. There will be no special schedule used for an E-Learning Day. Instead, students will attend classes following their normal schedule for that particular day, attending classes virtually. Please see the E-Learning Day page of our website for further information. https://www.hlww.k12.mn.us/page/4170