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Jenks Public Schools Issues Statement On Coronavirus

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Posted at 11:29 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 14:31:12-05

JENKS, Okla. — Jenks Public Schools issued a statement to parents and guardians Monday regarding the potential spread of the coronavirus.

In the statement, Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield said JPS developed a comprehensive disease response plan with the latest information from multiple health agencies.

District leaders and an emergency response team will implement steps within the plan if necessary, according to Butterfield.

The school's statement also provided information regarding travel advisories and proactive measures to reduce the spread of germs.

The health and safety of our students is always the top priority at Jenks Public Schools. With growing concerns about the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Jenks Public Schools is continually monitoring reports from local, state, and national health agencies to stay up to date with the very latest information. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the state of Oklahoma. From a clinical standpoint, there is no reason to be alarmed, yet we completely understand why people may have concerns and inquire about plans the District has in place.

Several years ago, JPS developed a comprehensive Disease Response Plan. This plan has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to incorporate the latest guidance from various sources including the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Tulsa County Health Department. District leaders and School Emergency Response Team (SERT) members will implement specific steps within the plan should it be deemed necessary by these organizations.
Dr. Stacey Butterfield Superintendent, Jenks Public Schools

Officials went on to say that if families and students plan to travel during Spring Break inside the United States, there are currently no domestic travel advisories. However, if travel plans for Spring Break have been made outside the country, families are urged to check the travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State.

For more information on the coronavirus, click the links below.

Tulsa Health Department – About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Oklahoma State Department of Health – Information Regarding Travel, Spread of Coronavirus, Frequently Asked Questions, and More

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Preventative Measures for Coronavirus

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