With forecasts predicting dangerously cold weather, all K-12 schools will be closed on Monday, January 6. The Governor announced the closing today in order to protect Minnesota schoolchildren. The National Weather Service predicts that most of the state will experience the coldest temperatures in a decade with lows reaching -30 degrees and wind chills predicted to reach as low as -50 degrees. “The safety of Minnesota’s schoolchildren must be our first priority,” said Governor Dayton.
Facts and Information About Ebola
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is working with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to provide information about the Ebola virus to schools. And though, officials and health experts continue to stress that the risk to Minnesotans is currently very low, Gov Dayton and and MDH Commissioner Ehlinger have convened leaders in the health, human services and public safety sectors to develop prevention plans for our state. Call the Ebola Information Line: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.