Kids and COVID

Joyce COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
Talking to Kids about Coronavirus
Home Symptom Screening Tool
COVID-19 Decision Tree for Child Care Programs

Joyce Preschool continues to closely monitor the evolving Covid-19 situation and posts updates as they are available.

August 17, 2022: Ready for the school year!

Joyce Preschool is excited to welcome back students for the 2022-2023 school year! 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 recommendations changes.

Top Guidelines for Joyce Attendees

  • Masks or face coverings are OPTIONAL for all children, adults, and staff entering the building
  • Students are not required to wear face coverings, but are supported either way in this decision
  • All students and caregivers are asked to self monitor for symptoms and exposures to COVID-19
  • 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 Coordinator, Graciela, 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 to search on-line for child care options. 

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


  • 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
  • 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


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