District 196 COVID-19 Dashboard
The District 196 COVID-19 Dashboard provides families and staff with data to guide decisions about learning models in the 2021-22 school year. Below is data on case positivity and vaccination rates for Dakota County, and information about vaccinations and testing locations. The dashboard is updated every Thursday with important information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
upcoming vaccination opportunities
Homeland Health Specialists at AVHS on Sept. 27
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination can be received Monday, Sept. 27 beginning at 4 p.m. at Apple Valley High School, 14450 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. Vaccinations will take place in Community Rooms A and B. The last appointment slot is at 6:30 p.m.
Registration can be completed online or at the event. You do not need to show proof of insurance or state identification. Masks are required in all District 196 buildings. This clinic is made possible through our partnership with Homeland Health Specialists.
Dakota County on Sept. 28
An opportunity is available on Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 4-7 p.m. at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley. This is for first dose only. Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna will be available.
All those receive their first dose will be given $100 and an opportunity to enter their name for prizes. Registration can be completed online or walk-ins are welcome. For questions or more information, call 952-891-7585 or 651-370-8055.
All COVID-19 testing is no cost at Minnesota community testing sites. The state is working together with communities to make sure everyone can get tested. Testing information has been consolidated onto the Getting Tested for COVID-19 webpage. This page provides links to information on who should get tested, COVID-19 testing locations, FAQs, and the Safe Learning Plan.
- Sign up for an appointment: COVID-19 Community Testing Sites
- What to expect: Community Testing
- More about nasal swab and saliva tests: Types of COVID-19 Tests
- Dakota County Testing Information
Where to get tested
- State of Minnesota/Vault: https://learn.vaulthealth.com/state-of-minnesota/
- GS Lab Testing: https://gslabstesting.com/covid-rapid-testing-eagan/
- Dakota Child and Family: https://www.dakotachildandfamily.org/covid-19-appointments/
- Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-testing.jsp
- CVS: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
- MSP Airport: https://www.mspairport.com/airport/covid-19-testing-site
Dakota County COVID-19 Facts & Figures
Data is updated weekly using information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Data Tracker.
Data last updated September 23, 2021.
|Date Reported*||Completed Vaccinations for All Eligible Residents 12+**|
|August 12, 2021||235,620|
*Updated COVID-19 data is reported by CDC
**Completed means number of people who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. For the Pfizer and Moderna products, a complete series is two doses. The Johnson & Johnson product is a single-dose vaccine.
|Date Reported*||New Cases Per 100,000 Residents
Over 7-Day Period
|August 12, 2021||94.17||SUBSTANTIAL|
*Updated COVID-19 data is reported by CDC
CDC Transmission Level Matrix
Based on total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days.
- Low Transmission: 0-9.99
- Moderate Transmission: 10-49.99
- Substantial Transmission: 50-99.99
- High Transmission: 100+
- REQUIRE use of masks indoors by all individuals (age 2 and older), regardless of vaccination status, while local COVID-19 transmission level is "Substantial" or "High."
- RECOMMEND face coverings indoors by all individuals (age 2 an older), regardless of vaccination status, while local COVID-19 transmission level is "Low" or "Moderate."
Key Determining Factors
Three critical factors guide our decision-making process when determining which learning model is best for District 196: guidance from our state and local officials; the health and safety of our community; and our staff rates.
As a district, we rely on guidance provided in by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dakota County Public Health Department and state departments of education and health.
The health and safety of our students, staff and families is our top priority. We have implemented a number of safety measures and regularly monitor county and district case rates.
Our goal is to provide as much in-person learning as possible based on COVID-19 case rates, state guidance and the ability to adequately staff our schools and fill absences.