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Joyce Preschool is closely monitoring the evolving Covid-19 situation and posts updates as they are available.

August 23, 2021: Preparing for the Upcoming School Year

Joyce Preschool is currently open for Fall 2021 classes as scheduled. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations from the Department of Health, State of Minnesota, and Minneapolis Public Schools. We have adopted a Preparedness Plan to keep our students, teachers, and families safe which is revised regularly as the state of the virus and recommendations changes. We are so happy to have our amazing preschoolers back at Joyce!

Top Guidelines for Joyce Attendees

  • Masks or face coverings are required for all attendees. Teachers will work with students to ensure this does not interfere with their educational experience.
  • All students and caregivers will be asked to self monitor for symptoms and exposures to COVID-19 during curbside drop off daily.
  • Exposures and positive cases will be communicated with affected families, while ensuring privacy of the exposed/infected individual.
  • If your child is experiencing illness symptoms, use the decision tree as a guide for determining attendance and contact our Program Director, Kate, anytime your child will be absent.

Parents and Guardians who need child care resources can call Child Care Aware of Minnesota at 1-888-291-9811 or go to www.parentaware.org to search on-line for child care options. 

Greater Twin Cities United Way’s 2-1-1 Resource Hotline: If you or someone you know needs assistance accessing food, paying housing bills or other essential services, dial 2-1-1 or text the letters MNCOVID to 898-211. A Certified Community Resource Specialist will help you find available resources in your area. Additionally, visit our 2-1-1 resource website for the latest information on COVID-19.

If you need a COVID-19 test, you can take it free with or without medical insurance. Click here for more information.

MINNESOTA CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) HOTLINES:

  • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline for Community Mitigation (Schools, Child Care, Business) Questions: (651)297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 7 am – 7 pm/7 days a week
  • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline for Health and Testing Questions: (651)201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 7 am – 7 pm/7 days a week
  • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline for Housing Questions: Single Family Residences: (651)296-8125 or Multi-Family Residences: (651)297-4455 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday
  • State of Minnesota: Discrimination Helpline
    • Minnesotans can call the Discrimination Helpline at (651)539-1133 1(833)454-0148. Translation/interpretation services are available.
  • CLUES-Comunidades Latinas En Servicio COVID-19 Hotline: Call or text (651)768-0000 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. Provides information about COVID-19 resources.
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety Stay At Home Order Concerns: (651)793-3746 sahviolations@state.mn.us