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COVID-19 Response Guide
COVID-19 Response Guide
Doug Brown
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

COVID-19
Southeast Oklahoma
Area Schools
Response Guide
What constitutes a school closure? 


COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR AREA SCHOOLS

DAILY SCREENING
1. Parents screening of their student(s) using provided checklist is the parent’s responsibility to do the daily screening that will be relied upon by the school district. If a parent sends their child to school, the parent is certifying that they have screened their child that day. Some smaller schools may check temperature at the door.
2. It is the staff member’s responsibility to do the self-screening each day prior to coming to work. By coming to work the staff member is certifying that he/she has self-screened that day and understands that the school district will rely upon the staff member’s self-screening.

AT SCHOOL PROCEDURES
Any student or staff member who exhibits a fever of 100 degrees will be
instantly isolated in a predetermined isolation room and immediately sent home.  After being sent home, the student or staff member cannot return to school until one of the following criteria is met:
 Without COVID-19 testing, the student or staff member must not be present at school for 10 days from symptom onset, but may return on 11th day if symptoms have resolved.
 After a negative COVID-19 test, the student or staff member can return to physical school after 3 days of being fever free with no fever reducing medication.
● The student will become a distance learner at home until he/she can return to school.
● The student will be counted as present because distance learning will be provided.
● The student will be entered into a database accessible only to necessary school personnel.

POSITIVE CASE – ELEMENTARY CAMPUS
1. The District will contact the county Health Department to assure the Health Department begins contact tracing.
2. The District will communicate to staff.
3. The District will communicate to applicable parents depending on classroom arrangement.
4. Building custodians will thoroughly sanitize classroom.
5. An Elementary classroom with a confirmed positive case will go to distance learning for 14 days while those students are quarantined. If the student has siblings, the siblings will be quarantined.
6. If the attendance of campus learners at the site and/or district where the positive case occurs reaches a 35% absenteeism rate, the site and/or district (dependent on school size and structure) will go to distance learning for 14 days. The count starts on the first day of distance learning.
7. Grab and Go meals will be provided starting on Day 1 of distance learning. Delivery schedule will be dictated by the district’s Child Nutrition capabilities.
⮚ Letters to communicate a positive with staff, parents, and site about positive cases will be sent to affected families.
⮚ The district will ensure communication regarding absences.


POSITIVE CASE – SECONDARY LEVEL CAMPUS

1. The District will contact the county Health Department to assure the Health Department begins contact tracing.
2. The District will communicate to staff.
3. The District will communicate to parents at site about a positive case.
4. The District will work with the County health department to decide which students will have to be quarantined and go to distance learning dependent on exposure level as determined by the county health officials.
5. If the attendance at the site and/or district where the positive case occurs reaches a 35% absenteeism rate, the site and/or district (dependent on school size and structure) will go to distance learning for 14 days. The count starts on the first day of distance learning.
6. Grab and Go meals will be provided starting on Day 1 of distance learning. Delivery schedule will be dictated by the Child Nutrition capabilities.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
1. Maximize classroom space.

2. One directional seating (for all classrooms that don’t have round tables).

3. Seating charts (required by all teachers for all classes).

4. Daily self screening.

BUS TRANSPORTATION
1. The District recommends alternate transportation, if possible, for all bus riders.
2. Bus drivers will maximize air flow by leaving windows down.
3. Seating chart required and maintained by a bus monitor. 
4. Additional stops will be added to current bus routes. Elementary students will ride the first stop. Secondary students will ride the second stop.