COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

COVID-19 Mitigation Plan


Sunny Hollow Montessori is providing toddlers, preschoolers, elementary and Junior High students a full-time on-campus education. On campus we are following best practices for safety and sanitation so that children can continue to learn, socialize, and thrive while parents can return to work with peace of mind. 

The CDC has made the following updates to their Guidance for Schools:

  • Removed all recommendations to cohort

  • Changed recommendation to conduct screening testing only when Community Level is high

  • Removed all recommendations for quarantines

  • Removed all recommendations for Test-to-Stay (which was tied to quarantines)

  • Added details regarding masking and other mitigation strategies.

See below for Sunny Hollow’s updated COVID protocol according to the most recent guidance from the CDC.


COVID-19 Testing



Access to the Building 

Isolation after testing positive for COVID


ASAP after COVID-19 symptoms begin

Open windows & doors.

Use air purifiers.

Mask indoors after exposure & before testing negative, or if symptomatic

No restrictions

Isolate 5 days, then mask 5 days


ASAP after COVID-19 symptoms begin

+Lunch outdoors (weather permitting)

Mask indoors after exposure & before testing negative, or if symptomatic 

Limited access

Isolate 5 days, then mask 5 days


+ after exposure to COVID-19 at school

+Community activities outdoors only

Universal indoor masking

Staff & Students only

Isolate 5 days, then mask 5 days

Ramsey County’s current COVID level is Low.

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines & get tested if you have symptoms.

  • Individuals may choose to mask at any time.  

  • After exposure to someone who tests positive for COVID-19, please wear a mask until testing negative.  

  • If symptomatic, individuals must take a COVD test and, if negative, continue to mask until symptoms improve.

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(see Operations Details, below)

In addition, to provide the safest environment for our students, Sunny Hollow offers:

  • Air ionization: All of the air at Sunny Hollow will be ionized through Ozone-Free Bipolar Ionization Technology, a proven indoor air purification process
  • Toddler and Casa classrooms with access to outside areas where children are able to work and play extending the indoor classroom spaces


The policies and procedures were created with guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) ,and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We continue to follow the best practice guidance that comes from the above institutions, and expect all members of our community – families and staff – to do the same. Throughout our conversations, the safety and security of all the students and staff have remained our top priority.

Face Coverings

As we navigate toward an endemic approach to COVID-19, Sunny Hollow no longer requires masks in our indoor or outdoor environments.  We are, however, committed to remaining a maskfriendly environment.