Community education program updates in response to COVID-19

  • Anoka-Hennepin Schools and Anoka-Hennepin Community Education programs are together closely monitoring the respiratory illness novel coronavirus or COVID-19 and has a coordinated management planning effort to guide action steps in this situation. The district and community education programs will continue to follow the expert guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control, the Minnesota Department of Health, and county public health agencies.

    State guidance provides learning options for the 2020-21 school year. Our planning teams have plans in place for operating under in-person, hybrid and distance learning scenarios throughout the year, based on guidance in the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan, which allows schools to open in one of three formats depending on public health data, specifically COVID-19 cases by county over 14 days.

    Using an initial review of the most recent data and the trends in the number of cases in both Anoka and Hennepin counties, Anoka-Hennepin is planning to open schools in the hybrid model at 50% capacity. Anoka-Hennepin Community Education will operate in alignment with the Anoka-Hennepin School District throughout the school year. The district will continue to evaluate the most current data on COVID-19 cases to guide decision making on any learning format changes. Read more from the Anoka-Hennepin School District.


    Anoka-Hennepin Community Education will provide programmatic updates regarding its plans to serve our community members as circumstances evolve. View the most recent updates from our programs:


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