OKCPS Announces Update To Contact Tracing Exposure Policy

Friday, August 27th 2021, 6:35 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma City Public Schools issued an official update to its COVID-19 contact tracing policy Friday afternoon.

The district's new rule now requires any unvaccinated person who comes in close contact with another person is required to quarantine at home for 10 calendar days, regardless of symptoms.

The Centers for Disease Control defines a "close contact" situation as one where an individual is within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from two days before the infected person's onset of symptoms.

If staff members or students are exposed to a person with the virus, superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel said they will be asked to provide vaccination proof. Those who are vaccinated can attend class and or come to work as long as they are asymptomatic.

The district reported 356 new positive COVID-19 cases among students and an additional 53 positive cases among OKCPS staff members this week.