Mustang Public Schools Releases First COVID-19 Update Of School Year

Friday, August 28th 2020, 3:03 pm
By: News 9


Beginning Friday, Mustang Public Schools said it will release a weekly update on the spread of COVID-19 within the school district.

The district reported Friday that there have been 22 known cases of the virus. The confirmed 22 cases represents students, teachers, administrative staff and support staff districtwide.

The most COVID-19 cases to date have originated from Mustang High School, which accounted for eight of the 22 cases. Due to the eight confirmed cases, the district placed an additional 24 people who have been in close contact with the positive cases or are showing symptoms in quarantine. In all, 32 people from Mustang High School have been quarantined to date.

The other cases originated from the Mustang Public Schools' Education Resource Center, Administration or District (five cases), Mustang Middle School (two cases) and one COVID-19 case each from the Mustang Education Center, Mustang North Middle School, Canyon Ridge Intermediate, Meadow Brook Intermediate, Centennial Elementary, Mustang Trails Elementary and Riverwood Elementary schools.

“The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and remains so during this unprecedented pandemic,” Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Charles Bradley said in a statement. “We have communicated with those directly impacted with each positive case and/or “close contact,” in conjunction with the Canadian County Health Department, and plan to send out weekly updates on Friday.”