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Jenks Public Schools to continue current COVID-19 protocols after Stitt proposes new guidelines

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 15:08:32-05

JENKS, Okla. — Jenks Public Schools announced they are staying with their current COVID-19 quarantine protocols after Gov. Stitt announced new guidelines to help students return to the classroom, earlier this week.

READ MORE: Gov. Stitt announces new COVID-19 guidelines for schools in Oklahoma

After carefully reviewing the guidance, as well as statements from several state-wide medical organizations, Jenks Public Schools is continuing with its current contact tracing protocols and quarantine guidelines. From the beginning of the school year, JPS has based its practices on CDC guidance, and will continue to follow those guidelines.
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On Jan. 12th during a press conference, Stitt announced the new guidelines, which included the announcement that schools that enforce the use of masks and social distancing did not have to quarantine potential exposures unless they're showing symptoms. This guidance is not mandatory for schools and each district is able to decide whether they will implement the proposed guidelines or not.

Jenks officials said their current strategies are in place to help keep their students and staff safe while keeping their schools open for in-person learning.

BELOW is the full announcement from Jenks Public Schools

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