Jenks schools chooses to continue current COVID-19 protocols despite Gov. Stitt’s proposal
Jenks Public Schools made a decision regarding Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s statement on schools’ quarantine and social distancing policy regarding COVID-19.
Here is what the Jenks school district released earlier Friday:
“Earlier this week Governor Stitt proposed new quarantine guidelines for schools. This guidance is not mandatory policy for schools, and each district can decide whether to implement the guidelines or continue with their current plan.
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.
Jenks Public Schools has mitigation strategies in place to keep schools open for in-person learning for as long as possible. The current quarantine protocols prioritize the health and safety of JPS’ students and staff members. JPS officials will continue to monitor COVID cases and quarantine numbers throughout the district. Any decisions made regarding possible transitions to distance learning will be made based on district data and staffing capacity.”