TULSA, Okla. — Union Public Schools announces a rise in COVID-19 cases.
The district announced 11 staff members and 21 students tested positive for COVID-19 with a total of 345 people isolated or in quarantine. The district said it noticed a rise in positive cases about two-and-a-half weeks into reopening with in-person classes on Aug. 24.
Well into our third week, I would remind parents, teachers, staff and students of the need for continued vigilance. We cannot afford to become complacent when it comes to physical distancing, wearing face coverings and handwashing. Parents, please do not send your child to school if they have a fever or other symptoms, or if anyone in your household has had a possible exposure to Covid-19 or is being tested. That’s the only way we can keep students and staff safe and continue with in-person learning.
UPS officials said the growing number of cases caused partial shutdowns at some schools.
For more information about the Union Public Schools response to COVID-19, click here.
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