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Health Information

5/15 Update


Dear Prodeo Families,

On Wednesday May 13, 2020, Governor Tim Walz changed the Stay Home Order to Stay Safe Order.  This means that stores will begin to open as long as they have in place a plan to operate at 50% capacity.  Then If all goes well on June 1st Salons, Gyms, and Restaurants will be allowed to open with safety plans in place.  This is an exciting time for everyone that has been staying home most of the time for the better part of two months.  

Although we are all excited to start returning to life as normal, we must do so with caution.  This means we continue to wash hands and use hand sanitizer to protect ourselves and our families from the virus.  We also need to continue avoiding touching our face especially when out in the community, as the face is an easy access to our bodies for germs.   Also continue to use social distancing and keep space between yourself and others as we never know who may be a carrier for Cornoavirus.  Governor Walz also is allowing for some small gathering of family and friends, but this is to be limited to 10 people.  This limit of 10 people is also extended to places of worship and any other gatherings, and is important for decreasing possible transmission of the virus to more people.  Another reason groups are limited is because this is helps the Minnesota Department of Health in tracing exposures when groups are limited.  And most importantly if you or someone in your household is at high risk for complications from the virus, then you should continue to stay home whenever possible.  

It is important that we continue to stay vigilant, to protect ourselves, our families and friends, to slow the virus so it remains manageable for our health care systems.  It is likely going to be around for several more months so maintaining vigilance is important to protect our communities.  

As always if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, do not hesitate to reach out to me or your school.

In health,

Tara Meyer, RN, BSN, PHN, Licensed School Nurse

(612) 202-8802

4/30 Update

Dear Prodeo Academy Families,


In the last few days, there have been a few updates in the COVID-19 Situation.  The most impactful is that the CDC has updated symptoms indicative of COVD-19.  With this new information, reach out to your healthcare providers to be further assessed.  The State of Minnesota projects near-future testing capability of up to 20,000 people per day.  Once this process is fully realized, it is more likely that people will be able to get tests when indicated.  The CDC's official release of these "new" symptoms will help one better assess their potential need to be tested.


People with COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms - ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2 -14 days after exposure to the virus.  


The CDC now officially states that there are, indeed, multiple symptoms to consider. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19.

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat

**Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.

A new or changing cough or any difficulty breathing could indicate COVID-19. Furthermore, any 2 of the other symptoms (Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, and Sore throat), could also indicate someone has COVID-19.  If you think you have COVID-19, please call your clinic or healthcare provider.  They will advise you on the next steps available at that current time.

The other big change is that Governor Tim Walz has extended the Stay Home order until May 18, 2020, with some changes.  It will mean that more businesses will be allowed to reopen on Monday May 4, 2020.  These openings may not be full-openings, but rather  mirror the "curbside pickup" model that many restaurants have been practicing.  The other recommendation made is to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible.  There are many cloth mask options that people can wear.  Please visit the CDC webpage for more information on how to make a cloth mask.  Masks are not recommended for children under 2 years, children who cannot wear one uninterrupted, or those who find it difficult to breath wearing a mask. Cloth masks are worn to prevent any potential spread by the wearer unknowingly emitted through respiratory droplets.  People with symptoms should continue to remain HOME. 

As always if you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email.

In Health,
Tara Meyer, RN, BSN, PHN, Licensed School Nurse

(612) 202-8802