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COVID-19 Response Information

Building Management Assistance Program


The following guidance documents were created to help schools as they look at ways to re-open in the future. Metro ECSU, IEA, Inc. and ATC Group Services, LLC collaborated in the development, review and publication of these documents. Many documents were sent to industry leaders for comment and review. Feel free to use these and we welcome any feedback.

Operations Guidance

Worker Protection Guidance

Drivers Education - Behind the Wheel

Primary COVID-19 Resources

Collaborating Partners

Other Related Resources


  • NASDPTS: Coronavirus and Student Transportation
    The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) has developed an Information Report to answer questions relating to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on student transportation professionals and operations. NASDPTS will update the report as new information is received.
  • School Bus Use for Delivering Meals/Supplies
    Per MN Governor’s Executive Order 20-41 Upon approval by the Executive Council and notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes 2019, section 169.443, subdivision 2, school buses may deploy arm and flashing red signal systems when delivering meals and distance learning materials to students.

    If an individual feels that delivery cannot be completed safely without the use of the school bus system, then alternative measures must be sought. Some examples the Minnesota State Patrol suggests are using a smaller vehicle that can get safely off the road, or delivering to a distribution location such as a parking lot and arranging to have families meet there.

Licensures and Certifications

  • MDH Refresher Training Waivers
    Due to the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is issuing a refresher training waiver. Individuals with asbestos certifications and lead licenses that expire on or after March 16, 2020, will be granted an extension to complete the required MDH approved refresher course to become recertified or relicensed in Minnesota.

    Please see the below websites for additional details:
  • COVID-19 Minnesota hotlines 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Schools, child care, businesses: Call 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504.
    Health questions: Call 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.
  • MN Department of Labor and Industry
    DLI license exams have been suspended indefinitely. Continuing education deadlines have been extended 90 days for licenses that expire in March, April and May 2020.

Employee Rights

Visit OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements page for more information.

School Specific Resources

School and Child Care: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (external site)

Contact Information

Bianca Virnig, Facilities and Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
612-638-1512, bianca.virnig@metroecsu.org

Angela Skrade, Program Coordinator
612-638-1528, angela.skrade@metroecsu.org


COVID-19 Response Information
List of guidance documents created to help schools as they look at ways to re-open in the future. 

Professional Development and Training
Metro ECSU aims to provide quality professional development and training for a variety of district staff.

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Building Management Assistance Program. 

Cooperative Purchasing Services

A wide variety of products are available with our program, the Cooperative Purchasing Connection. Vendor contracts are established through a formal bid process conducted by Minnesota Service Cooperatives (MSC).

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Metro ECSU Membership

Active membership in Metro ECSU is open to each public school district which has chosen to join the cooperative by paying the appropriate membership fees. With membership districts can participate and vote in the governance of the co-op.

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