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Northfield Public Schools Reported COVID-19 Cases

Below is the most recent information about positive COVID-19 test results detected in our school communities.

For more information see our COVID-19 Updates Page. Other important information is located on the state of Minnesota’s 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County (PDF) and Rice County’s Current Situation Update (scroll down for the case rate.) Learn how Northfield Public Schools notifies families and staff when we receive a report of a laboratory-positive COVID-19 case. (en Español)

COVID-19 Cases Dashboard

Current cases

School Current Cases Total Cumulative Cases Last Updated
Bridgewater Elementary < 5 21 05/03/2021 ⬆️
Greenvale Park Elementary 0 15 05/09/2021 ⬇️
Sibley Elementary < 5 24 05/12/2021 ⬆️
Northfield Middle School < 5 41 05/13/2021 ⬇️
Northfield High School < 5 124 05/13/2021 ⬆️
Area Learning Center 0 < 5 01/11/2021 ⬇️
Northfield Community Education Center 0 12 05/13/2021 ⬇️
District Offices/Departments 0 < 5 01/06/2021 ⬇️

Current Cases: The number of positive COVID-19 cases that have been reported to Northfield Public Schools for staff or students in a specific building within the last 14 days.

Total Cumulative Cases: The number of positive COVID-19 cases that have been reported to Northfield Public Schools for staff or students in a specific building since the beginning of the school year.

Last Updated: The last time the District made an update to the record. Updates can include adding a case or removing a case when it no longer is part of the 14-day count. An upward-pointing arrow (⬆️) indicates the last update added a positive case. A downward-pointing arrow (⬇️) indicates the last update removed a case from the current cases column because it is no longer within the 14-day window.

Data by school is reported as follows:

  • “0” if there are no cases at a building
  • “< 5” if there are 1-4 cases at a building
  • The actual number of cases will be used if the number of cases is five or greater.

Staff members shared between multiple schools will be included in the school building where they spend the majority of their workday.

weekly influenza-like illness and quarantine rates

School Weekly Average
Student Influenza-Like Illness Rate
Weekly Average
Student Quarantine Rate
Last Updated
reporting period
4/30-5/06
Bridgewater Elementary 0.08%  10.73% 05/06/2021
Greenvale Park Elementary 1.42% 4.28% 05/06/2021
Sibley Elementary 0.84% 0.89% 05/06/2021
Northfield Middle School 1.43% 5.36% 05/06/2021
Northfield High School 0.87% 2.49% 05/06/2021
Northfield Community Education Center 1.40% 8.96% 05/06/2021
Area Learning Center
District Offices/Departments

The influenza-like illness rate denotes the percentage of students absent due to symptoms consistent with influenza-like illnesses, including COVID-19. This rate includes positive student COVID-19 cases. The student quarantine rate column indicates the percentage of students absent due to the need to be quarantined because they were a close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. The last updated column indicates the last time the District made an update to the record. Influenza-like illness rates and student quarantine rates are updated on Fridays and calculated as a weekly average from the previous Friday-Thursday.

Please note

Our goal is to share as much information as we are able with those who need to know, while also protecting the privacy of those who have contracted the novel coronavirus. While it is natural to want to know more, we must refrain from speculation and spreading rumors.