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COVID-19 Staff Resources

St. Francis Area Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our students, staff, parents and visitors. The purpose is to provide information to staff regarding the most commonly asked questions regarding employment related to COVID-19. The information posted is provided to be a resource to St. Francis Area Schools staff members and may change at any time without notice.

General Information regarding covid-19

Who do I contact regarding any of the information posted?

Email Janet Anderson, Human Resources, at

Who do I contact if I have contracted COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19?

Email Brandon Nelson, Director of Human Resources, at or 763-753-7039

What is the definition of close contact?

Close contact is when someone is within six feet of the ill person for at least 15 minutes. Refer to this definition for sentences marked with the following punctuation **.

Do I have to return to work?

Yes, all staff report to their assigned building every duty day and hour unless authorized to work remotely (telework). We will be working diligently to make our buildings as safe as possible.

I think someone filed an unemployment claim on me?

If you suspect someone has fraudulently filed an unemployment insurance claim on you please complete a fraud report with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. 

Open each of the panels below for more information.

Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the largest stimulus bill in history. This $2 trillion bill provides incentives and support to help retain the American workforce, assist workers, families and businesses. The bill includes tax relief, expanded unemployment insurance, support for the health care system to fight the disease, action to promote economic stabilization and appropriation of funds to accomplish these goals.

St. Francis Area Schools employees who are experiencing any of the following due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are eligible for paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA):

  • Subject to Quarantine by Federal/State/Local Quarantine order
  • Advised to Self-Quarantine
  • Diagnosed with COVID-19 or seeking diagnosis
  • Family Medical to care for spouse or dependent who is subject to quarantine, or advised to self-quarantine due to COVID-19
  • Experiencing financial consequences (e.g., reduction in work hours, layoff, quarantine, furlough for employee or spouse)
  • Employee’s place of child care is closed or child care provider is unavailable due to COVID-19 related reasons
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) 

Paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources: 

These resources are not all-inclusive. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Human Resources team.

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