School Districts Update COVID-19 Protocols As Session Approaches

Students across Northeast Oklahoma are heading back to school as health officials say the current dominant COVID-19 strain is highly contagious.

Many Green Country schools have strict cleaning policies, are providing PPE across campus, and consulting with local health officials to monitor COVID-19 rates.

Several of the districts, though not requiring masks, are recommending them.

Sand Springs is offering four learning options including in person, virtual, blended, and short-term distance learning if and when necessary.

Sapulpa Public Schools says the district may quarantine a school, grade, or class if conditions warrant it, and offers in person learning for PreK through 12th grade, online from kindergarten up, and hybrid for 9th through 12th graders.

Both Broken Arrow and Tulsa Public Schools policies imitate the districts’ 2021 spring semester plans. 

Claremore, Jenks, Union Public Schools’ return plans are being reviewed by the districts’ Board Of Education Monday evening.

News On 6’s Ashlyn Brothers joined the 5:30 p.m. newscast with some details on surrounding districts’ latest return-to-learning plans.