August 23, 2023 Message from McDaniel | Health and Safety Reminders
OKCPS Families and Staff,
As we are approaching the two week mark of being back together, I wanted to share a few reminders with you.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the COVID-19 public health emergency officially over in May this year. While COVID-19 remains a public health priority, the government has transitioned away from the emergency phase that gripped our country for three years.
While this declaration is a huge milestone, it doesn’t mean COVID-19 is gone. The virus is still in our community and it’s still important for us to remain vigilant about our health and safety practices.
District teams worked over the summer to prepare to welcome staff and students back in a safe and healthy way and we still have mitigation strategies in place to keep our kids and staff in school.
Families should keep your student(s) home if they are sick.
Staff should stay home if you are sick and call their supervisor.
DO NOT come to school or work if you are waiting for test results. OKCPS expects you to stay home until you’ve received your results.