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Tulsa Tech starts school with no limit on in-person classes, 8 employees tested positive for COVID-19

Posted at 3:40 AM, Aug 19, 2020

TULSA, Okla. — Thousands of full time students are starting classes in-person across Tulsa Tech campuses on Wednesday.

Several in the community are worried about the start of schools across the state, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A 2 Works for You viewer reached out before the start of school worried about packed classrooms at Tulsa Tech. The viewer emailed, "Tulsa Technology Center begins school face-to-face Wednesday. Classes are over filled. Teachers are frustrated and confused."

Tulsa Tech officials say eight Tulsa Tech employees tested positive for COVID-19. It is unknown whether these employees are teachers and when they tested positive for the virus.

2 Works for You reached out to the school and their Peoria campus Director Randy Craven said they are not capping classes this year.

“We have not limited capacity because we view every empty seat as a missed opportunity to impact a life and provide occupational training, a bright future for a young person,” Craven said.

The school's website said it trains over 5,000 full time adult and high school students. With nearly ten thousand part time enrollments, Craven said, whether that's a high school student or adult, they're going to fulfill their mission to educate all the students they can and do it safely.

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