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State board of education approves safety protocol for schools as recommendation, not requirement

Posted at 1:18 PM, Jul 23, 2020

Oklahoma State Board of Education approves safety protocols as recommendation, not requirement, for returning to school.

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Officials spoke on five coronavirus alert levels: green level, yellow level, orange - level 1, orange - level 2 and red level.

The state board of education broke down each level with guidelines for returning to school.

GREEN LEVEL

  • Instruction - schools expected to offer in-person instruction
  • Masks - strongly recommended for students, teachers, staff
  • Visitors - recommend limiting
  • Activities - allowable, but proceed with caution

YELLOW LEVEL

  • Instruction - schools expected to offer in-person instruction
  • Masks - required for students grade 4-12, teachers, staff
    • required for PreK through 3rd grade students in common areas, not classes
    • exceptions: meals, naptime, recess, PE (if distancing is possible or if unsafe)
  • Visitors - required to limit
  • Activities - recommend limiting gatherings, assemblies, events

ORANGE - LEVEL 1

  • Instruction - schools recommended to use alternative schedules for greater social distancing or distance learning
    • continue in-person learning for SPED, others unable to be served
    • personnel continues to work on campus
  • Masks - required for students, teachers and staff
    • Exceptions: meals, naptime, recess, PE if distancing possible or if unsafe
  • Visitors - required to limit
  • Activities - buildings may not be used for extracurricular activities where distancing is not possible

ORANGE - LEVEL 2

  • Instructions - schools required to use distance learning
    • continue in-person learning for SPED, others unable to be served
    • personnel continues to work on campus
  • Masks - required for students, teachers and staff
    • Exceptions: meals, naptime, recess or if unsafe
  • Visitors - required to restrict visitors
  • Activities - buildings may not be used for extracurricular activities, public gatherings

RED LEVEL

  • Instruction - schools required to use distance learning
    • continue in-person learning for SPED, others unable to be served
    • personnel continues to work on campus
  • Masks - required for students, teachers and staff
    • Exceptions: meals, naptime, recess or if unsafe
  • Visitors - required to restrict visitors
  • Activities - buildings may not be used for extracurricular activities, public gatherings

For more information on the State Department of Education, click here.

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