Eagle Ridge Academy Coronavirus Information

Dear Families,

On Tuesday evening, the Eagle Ridge Academy Board of Directors held a Special Board Meeting in order to discuss and update our Covid-19 restrictions. The Board voted to:

  1. Give all people who enter our facility the option to mask.
  2. Require staff and students who are symptomatic or have a confirmed positive Covid-19 test to stay home. This is in line with how we address the flu, colds, and other illnesses. In the case of a positive Covid-19 test, the individual will stay home for five days, then mask for five days when at school. This is in line with current CDC recommendations.
  3.  Not require the household members of a person with a positive Covid-19 test to quarantine.
  4. Continue with our enhanced cleaning schedule.
  5. Continue to use an enhanced HVAC system.
  6. Encourage individuals who test positive for Covid-19 or have any other contagious illness to report to the school nurse so we may track the data.

The updated Covid-19 restrictions will begin on Monday, May 16. Every decision has pros and cons. ERA believed that the restrictive measures put in place over the past two years were worth the disruption to the educational environment because of the possible severe health and safety ramifications to our community. The significant reduction in health risk now allows us to greatly decrease these restrictive procedures so that we may offer the highest quality Classical Education.

Every Thursday, the Covid-19 Incident Team will continue to monitor the positive Covid-19 Case Rate onsite. If there is a significant increase in onsite positive cases, the Covid-19 Incident Team may recommend increased restrictions. We appreciate the input that we have received from families and staff and we ask for further support by staying home if you have symptoms.  The reduced restrictions only work if we reduce onsite spread.

Thank you,

Jason Ulbrich, Executive Director

Home Screening Tools 

  • Please contact School Nurse Celia Pearson if you are experiencing symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or with any questions.
  • Minnesota Department of Health Home Screening Tool for COVID-19 Symptoms: Original and 1-page version

Minnesota Department of Health

  • What to do if you have had close contact with a person with COVID-19: PDF
  • What to do if you’re waiting for COVID-19 test results: PDF
  • What to do if you have COVID-19 (how long you need to stay home): PDF
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) fact sheet: PDF
  • Protect Yourself & Others: COVID-19: webpage

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

  • When to Quarantine: PDF
Eagle Ridge Academy does not test students. To receive a COVID-19 test, contact your personal medical facility or a COVID testing site.

  • MDH Helpline: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 (Mon–Fri: 9 am to 4 pm)
  • MDH Testing Events: Click here for MDH webpage with event info.

The Minnesota Department of Health webpage has additional information including:

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard for Schools
Data for K-12 Schools: 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County
Hennepin Country Public COVID-19 Dashboard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Information

Questions? Please contact School Nurse Celia Pearson at cpearson@eagleridgeacademy.org or (952) 746-7760 ext. 1301.