Incident Reporting

  • We ask our families and employees to closely monitor themselves for possible symptoms. If you or your child are feeling ill, please stay home. 

    Reporting

    • Families should report a positive COVID-19 test result, or symptoms to their child’s school who can provide further instructions or guidance.
      • A student who tests positive or is symptomatic, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to stay home for a time period based on current CDC guidelines.
    • Staff members should report a positive COVID-19 test result or symptoms to their supervisor who can provide further instructions or guidance. 
      • A staff member who tests positive or is symptomatic regardless of vaccination status, will be required to stay home for a time period based on current CDC guidelines. 
      • Please note: COVID-19 leave is no longer an option and if required to isolate; staff can use any available leave they have.

Contact Tracing

  • When a school is made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in a classroom, the school’s Contact Tracing Team will conduct contact tracing to determine who was in close contact with the positive case, be it school staff or another student. OKCPS will work in tandem with Oklahoma City/County Health Department Officials to report COVID-19 confirmed cases.

    Those identified during contact tracing as close contacts will be personally notified. Additionally, the entire school will be notified of the positive case. 

    Vaccinated

    • Fully vaccinated staff and students who are identified as a close contact will not be required to stay home, unless they become symptomatic. 
      • The person must have no symptoms and show proof of vaccination to waive the quarantine period.
    • If a close contact, regardless of vaccination status, becomes symptomatic, they will be required to stay home and be tested for COVID-19. 

    Unvaccinated

    • Unvaccinated staff and students who are identified as close contact will be required to quarantine for 10 days, with or without symptoms.
    • Students and staff should get tested 5 days after exposure.
    • Unvaccinated staff and students who were identified as close contact will be able to return to work/school after completing 10 days of quarantine or 8 days after exposure, with a negative COVID-19 test and no symptoms.

    Here are some definitions to help understand reporting and contact tracing. 

    • “Close Contact” Exposure “Close contact” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention occurs when an individual is within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days (or 48 hours) before the infected person’s diagnosis.
    • Self-Reported Positive Cases refers to when a staff member or student has notified OKCPS of positive results from a COVID-19 test.
    • Fully Vaccinated refers to a person who is 14 days out from receiving two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine OR one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Any person 12 years or older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Response Protocols

  • Communication & Notification  

    OKCPS will notify all families and staff of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case in a building/on campus. When contact tracing is complete, those who are determined to have been in close contact will also be notified.  

    OKCPS will report the number of “self-reported” positive COVID-19 cases on the district’s website each week.  

     

    Cleaning Following a Positive COVID-19 Case

    In addition to the daily cleaning protocols, after notification of a positive COVID-19 case in a building, high touch point surfaces and potentially impacted areas will be isolated and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. 

     

    Returning to Work or School

    A student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to stay home for a time period based on current CDC guidelines. Please note that learning will not be interrupted as students will be able to continue with virtual learning. 

    After receiving a positive test, a student or staff member must meet ALL of the following criteria to return to work or school after:

    • Completing 10 days of isolation from symptom onset, 
    • No symptoms,
    • OR for those who are asymptomatic, after completing 10 days of isolation from the date of specimen collection (specimen collection occurs when you are tested for COVID-19)

    After being identified as an unvaccinated close contact, a student or staff member will be required to stay home and self-monitor. Any person who develops symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to stay home. 

    Staff and students who were identified as a close contact and required to quarantine can safely return to work/school:

    • 10 days from last exposure, OR
    • 8 days from last exposure, with a negative test taken on day 5 and no symptoms developed during self-monitoring period

    Please review the CDC guidance regarding travel if you plan to travel during the school year.