OCCHD Notified Of Possible COVID-19 Exposure At School Facilities In Okla. Co.

Thursday, August 13th 2020, 7:32 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma City- County Health Department has been notified of a possible COVID-19 exposure at school facilities in Oklahoma County, the department said in a news release Thursday.

Many districts returned to in-person classes Thursday, August 13. OCCHD said the impacted schools are assessing the situation and determining how to safely move forward.

The department said a school could possibly close if multiple children or staff within a school test positive for the virus.

OCCHD provided the following list for COVID-19 Prevention, Mitigation and Isolation Requirements:

  1. ·Don’t send your children to school if they are sick.
  2. ·If you’re waiting on a test result for your child, particularly if your child is sick or has been exposed to another positive case, you must isolate your child at home until the test result comes back negative. 
  3. ·If your child has been exposed to a positive case, within or outside of school, they still must quarantine for 14 days (even if they receive a negative test).
  4. ·If the child’s test result comes back positive, do not send the child to school, even if the child has no symptoms. The child must be isolated at home (an adult must be present at home with a young child who is isolated) for at least 10 days (from the date they were tested). Even after the 10 days, the child must be fever free for at least 24 hours and have improved symptoms.
  5. ·If you have received a positive result from a lab, do not wait on a contact tracer to call you. You must isolate at home.
  6. ·Parents may need to consider the feasibility of teleworking, taking leave from work, or identifying someone who can supervise your child in the event of school building closures or quarantine.