Volunteer Requirement Update
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 5:10 AM

On September 14, the MPS Board of Education unanimously supported a resolution requiring all MPS staff members as well as all contractors, community partners, and volunteers who have direct contact with students to either certify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or commit to regular COVID-19 testing. MPS believes this measure not only increases safety for everyone in our schools against infection and severe illness, but it also helps give parents and communities confidence in the safety of our schools. Our overarching goal is to have students attending school in person to the greatest extent possible.
Beginning October 15, MPS will require all volunteers to certify that they agree to follow this requirement by either being fully vaccinated or committing to testing within a week of entering an MPS building. The form is available online here and paper copies of the form will also be available at the school check-in desk (in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish). Please bring a copy of the completed form to show whenever you check-in for your volunteer shift at your school. The school will not collect a copy of your completed form; you can keep the form to show each time you volunteer.
For more information, including key definitions and FAQs, please review the MPS Vaccination Requirement FAQs which continues to be updated for immediate answers and guidance.
Thank you for all of the work you do to support MPS staff, students and families. Questions? Please email volunteer.services@mpls.k12.mn.us.