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COVID-19 Information

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As different as this next school year will be, I am making a commitment to you that we will do absolutely everything within our power to ensure all our students have the quality education they need and deserve–whether they are learning in-person or online, whether they are preschoolers or seniors, whether they are receiving special education services or ELL services. Our mission is that every child learns, grows and excels. I am as dedicated to that mission as ever.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters. 

Superintendent Steven Unowsky

COVID-19 Updates

This update containd details on the hybrid program, response plan for positive COVID-19 cases and school supply lists.

Learn more about adjustments to school start times for fall 2020 and more background on the hybrid model.

Policies and Guidelines

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

  • Centennial Elementary: 0
  • Central Education Center: 0
  • District Office: 0
  • Richfield College Experience Program: 0
  • Richfield Dual Language School: 0
  • Richfield High School: 0
  • Richfield Middle School: 0
  • Richfield STEM Elementary: 0
  • Sheridan Hills Elementary: 0
  • South Education Center: 0

Last updated: 9/15/20

Hennepin County Case Rate

These are the 14-day case rates per 10,000 people for Hennepin County. 

Date Range Case Rate
7/5 - 7/18 21.87
7/12 - 7/25 23.72
7/19 - 8/1 24.08
7/26 - 8/8 22.17
8/2 - 8/15 19.76
8/9 - 8/22 19.49
8/16 - 8/29 19.21
8/23 - 9/5 16.88

Case rates determine the recommended school model from the State of Minnesota.

School Model Range (14-day case rate per 10,000 people)
In-person learning for all students 0 to less than 10
Elementary in-person, Middle/high school hybrid 10 to less than 20
Both hybrid 20 to less than 30
Elementary hybrid, Middle/high school distance 30 to less than 50
Both distance 50 or more

Childcare for Tier 1 Essential Employees

If you are a Tier 1 Essential Employee and have a child (or children) in kindergarten-grade 5 (age 12), you might be eligible for childcare under Governor Walz's Executive Order 20-82.

We are offering an instructional support childcare option for students of Tier 1 Essential Workers that will meet during regular school hours on the days your child is not scheduled for in-person instruction. This option allows students to attend school in person every school day if needed. Learn more and register online. If you have additional questions, please call 612-243-3075 or email

Richfield Public Schools

District COVID-19 Coordinator


Central Education Center

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