Notification Process

    • When there is a positive case of COVID-19 at a school, those determined to have been in close contact with the individual will be personally notified and provided with quarantine information.
    • Additionally, the entire school will be notified of the positive case.
    • District-wide, weekly reports are posted here.
    • We are following guidance from the CDC and the Oklahoma State Department of Health on notification protocols to ensure compliance with FERPA and HIPPA privacy laws and to protect the identity and confidentiality of individuals who test positive for COVID-19. 

Contact Tracing

  • When we are notified of a positive case or close contact, school health professionals work collaboratively with the Cleveland County Health Department to begin contact tracing in our schools and reach out to that individual to gather information about their specific case and any close contact that may have occurred while at school or at a school activity. Cleveland County Health Department officials review the information and work with school health professionals to ensure that close contacts are appropriately identified and personally notified. School health professionals, in partnership with the school principal, then provide quarantine information and protocols for when individuals may return to school. The Cleveland County Health Department officials also contact the impacted individuals to expand the contract tracing process to identify potential close contacts outside of school activities. Each of our schools has been assigned a designated contact tracer at the health department. 

Quarantine Protocol

  • When there is a positive case at a school, students and teacher(s) who are determined to be in close contact with the individual will be notified and required to quarantine for 14 days and will transition to remote learning (provided by their teacher or a substitute) during that time.

Return-to-School Protocols

  • *All of the information below is subject to change based upon guidance from the CDC and medical experts. 

    There are three return-to-school pathways for symptomatic students, as well as guidance for those who have had close contact with a positive case.

    SYMPTOMATIC 

    1. If and individual develops a fever of 100.4 or higher, or experiences other symptoms associated with Covid-19, they may return to school when they meet all of the following criteria: 

    • The individual has not had any known COVID-19 exposure in the last 14 days
    • The individual tests negative for Covid-19 using a PCR test (not antibody, rapid PCR or antigen)
    • The individual feels well after three days from symptom onset 
    • The individual has been fever-free for the past 24 hours without fever-reducing medication

    2. If an individual is symptomatic for COVID-19 and tests positive, they may return to school when they meet all of the following criteria:

    • 10 days after the symptom(s) first appeared
    • Fever-free for the last 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications)
    • Symptoms have improved

    3. If an individual is symptomatic for COVID-19 and is not tested, they may return to school when they meet all of the following criteria:

    • 10 days after the symptom(s) first appeared
    • Fever-free for the last 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications)
    • Symptoms have improved

    ASYMPTOMATIC 

    1. If an individual tests positive for COVID-19 but does not have any symptoms, they may return to school:

    • 10 days after the date of their first positive COVID-19 test. 

    CLOSE CONTACT

    Those who have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days may return to school when they meet all of the following criteria:

    • It has been at least 14 calendar days from the date of last exposure
    • They have checked for symptoms two times per day
    • No symptoms have developed

    Free Covid-19 PCR tests are available at Immy in Norman. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting www.immylabs.com.

When to get tested

  • The CDC recommends COVID-19 testing for individuals who:

    • Have symptoms of COVID-19
    • Have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
    • Have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state ​health department
    • While a negative test will not shorten the quarantine period, those who have had close contact with an individual who is positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to be tested 5-7 days after exposure
       

Free Covid-19 PCR Testing

  • Free Covid-19 PCR tests are available at Immy in Norman. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting www.immylabs.com.