MDH Covid Vaccine Clinic for Children Ages 5-11

Dose 1 Date: Sat., Nov 20 Time: 9:00 to 5:00 At: Windom Area Elementary

Dose 2 Date: Sat., Dec 11 Time: 9:00 to 5:00 At: Windom Area Elementary

Walk in or Register Here. A PARENT MUST BE PRESENT


Testing Info

Jackson County School District was able to recieve BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen self-testing kits for our students to access free of charge. The test is completed at home with rapid results without the need to ship samples to a lab or for a prescription from your healthcare provider. We are not allowed to administer the test at school. If anyone in your home is positive or if your students are showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please keep your students home and email for more information and to request a test kit.


Jackson County Central also has Vault PCR tests available for staff and students, this test does require to be completed at home via a zoom appointment, free of charge, but is required to be mailed to the testing lab by the school district. Due to the process of mailing the tests back, these tests will be available for pick up at any building, on Tuesdays of every week, and need to be returned the following day (Wednesday) to the JCC High School office by 3pm to be shipped out. The school will pay for the shipping. All results are emailed directly to the individual and JCC does not receive any test results. 

Our goal is to keep in-person school going all year. This is an important mission. Our biggest challenge in meeting that goal will be if the COVID-19 virus spreads in our schools and we do not have staff to manage a normal school day. Let us all do what we can to slow the spread for the benefit of all our staff, students, and families.

Important information

Sanford Health will begin scheduling and administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 on Thursday, Nov. 4. Anyone over the age of 12 can also get the vaccine.

If interested, parents and guardians can begin scheduling their children for the COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 4. Appointments can be made through My Sanford Chart or by calling Jackson Clinic at 507.847.2200 or Lakefield Clinic at 507.662.6611.  Pfizer is available all day, every day in Jackson and all day on Tuesdays and Fridays in Lakefield.  Extra access available after school.

do not come to school with these symptoms


If someone in your home has COVID-19:

Stay home and away from others for 14 days.

When you live with someone who has COVID-19, you should quarantine during the time they might be contagious (their isolation period), as well as the time you could develop COVID-19. This may mean you need to quarantine for 24 days or more.

Your 14-day quarantine period starts the day after the person you live with completes their isolation period.

This is usually:

  • 10 days from the day their symptoms started.
  • If they didn't have symptoms, 10 days from the day they got tested.

If multiple people in your home have COVID-19, your 14-day quarantine period starts after the last person has completed their isolation.

How long to stay home provides more information about isolation for people who have COVID-19.

Regarding the CDC quarantine guidelines:

MDH decision tree


Handling a suspected or confirmed positive case of COVID-19

What to do if you have had close contact with a person with COVID-19.

What to do if you have COVID-19.