Edmond Public Schools To Update Quarantine Procedures

Thursday, September 23rd 2021, 4:22 pm
By: LeighAnne Manwarren

EDMOND, Oklahoma -

Edmond Public Schools announced it will update its quarantine procedures if positive COVID-19 cases in the district remain low.

In a letter sent out to parents, Edmond Public Schools Superintendent Angela Grunewald said will move from required quarantines to quarantine notifications.

This change will be made if the positive COVID-19 cases stay below 0.5% for 10 consecutive school days.

In the case of quarantine notification, parents will be notified if their child has been in close contact with a positive case and the parent will be responsible for carrying out the quarantine or not, according to the letter.

This policy change is in collaboration with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.

If COVID-19 positive cases begin moving back up and exceed 0.5% for five consecutive school days, the district will set a date to begin requiring quarantines again.

If an Edmond student is at home in quarantine when the threshold is reached, parents can choose to complete the quarantine or return their child to school if they remain symptom-free.

The district has seen six days of positive COVID-19 cases in the district below 0.5%.

Masks remain a requirement until the district sees COVID-19 positive cases drop to below 0.1% for 10 consecutive school days. If that threshold is met, the district will move from masks required to masks being recommended.