Schools closed, Distance learning through May 4

The Governor has ordered all Minnesota schools to remain closed with distance learning in place from March 30 through May 4 to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Emergency child care for first responders

March 25, 2020

With the recent decision by Governor Tim Walz to close all Minnesota schools, and the COVID-19 virus continuing to spread, first responder/medical/law enforcement professionals will be needed more than ever. Stillwater Area Public Schools will support this effort by providing child care for health care workers and first responders with children in our schools who find themselves in this position.

If you are in need of child care for your child(ren) between the ages of 3 and 12, please find more information and register here:

The list of employees eligible for child care is limited to the following (as determined by the state): 

  • Health care providers and systems, including hospitals and clinics
  • Post-acute and long-term care facilities, including nursing and assisted living facilities
  • Home Care workers
  • Personal Care Assistants
  • Ambulance/emergency
  • Direct Care and Treatment
  • First responders
  • Firefighters
  • Personnel providing correctional services
  • Essential Court personnel
  • Minnesota State Veterans Homes staff
  • State and local public health agency employees
  • MNsure Navigators
  • County financial/eligibility workers
  • County case managers
  • Or any county staff in emergency management or health and human services