Mar. 16 Covid update

This week at CFHS is a transition week from hybrid learning to full-time, in-person learning.



Starting on Monday, March 22, students have the option to return to full-time, in-person learning.

More and more people are receiving their COVID-19 vaccines in Minnesota. According to the MDH (Minnesota Department of Health), the week of February 28th to March 7th had significantly fewer vaccines administered statewide than the previous week. The MDH reported 223,611 vaccines given compared to the previous week’s 279,347 doses. Statewide, 1,240,140 people have received at least one dose of their two-dose vaccine series. Of those, 707,776 people have received both. In total, 1,732,535 vaccine series (amongst the three available) have been shipped to Minnesota providers to be given. There are 712 total providers, most of which are pharmacies. Since last week, there have been three versions of the COVID vaccine: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The percentage of doses that are from Pfizer with 50.9%. Moderna is next with 47.2%. Johnson & Johnson, the newest approved vaccine, has 1.9% of all doses. 

At Cannon Falls Area Schools, 31 students and 5 staff members were quarantined at home due to having symptoms or close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 during the week of March 6-12. Since September 8, 2020, 36 students and 19 employees have tested positive for COVID. Next week will be the first week of full-time in-person learning this year for students at Cannon Falls High School/ Middle School. Students will still have the option to choose to do full-time distance learning. This week is a week of transition to the new learning model. Students will have their WIN day on Wednesday, and then they will have Thursday and Friday off of school. Next Monday is the start of full-time, in-person instruction for most students.

In Goodhue County, there are currently 101 active cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 6 are hospitalized. In total, there have been 3,882 confirmed positive cases and 68 probable cases from antigen testing. Only 184 of those cases have needed to be hospitalized, and there have been 69 deaths. The Goodhue County Department of Health and Human Services has reported as of March 12 that 11,151 people have gotten at least their first dose of their COVID vaccine. Of those, 5,773 have gotten the completed vaccine series.

On March 13, the MDH reported 997 new cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, 815 of which were confirmed and the other 182 were probable cases from antigen tests. There were 5 newly reported deaths. In total, the MDH has reported 471,382 confirmed cases and 26,010 probable cases. There have been 6,377 deaths from confirmed cases of COVID and 369 deaths from probable cases.

Between March 6 and March 13, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) reported 460,600 cases nationwide in the U.S. There were also 9,337 deaths. In total, there have been 29,176,658 cases and 530,693 deaths reported since January 21, 2020.