Some Northeastern Oklahoma Schools Not Requiring Masks Upon Return


Wednesday, July 15th 2020, 7:32 am
By: News On 6


Some school districts in eastern Oklahoma won’t require masks upon returning to school for the fall semester.

The superintendent for Owasso Public Schools said the goal is to be in session, but parents will also have the option of choosing online learning for their kids.

If parents want their kids to return to the classroom, there will not be a mask requirement in Owasso.

The district also said they will not be doing temperature checks for students, so parents are asked to monitor their kids.

The district said they have a plan in case all classes must shift back exclusively to online learning. They will use a school day in early September to test out this plan.

Sand Springs Schools also won't require masks for students and faculty at this time, but the school board said the decision isn't final. They’re expected to re-evaluate the latest COVID-19 numbers at its next meeting.

Bristow Schools also said they won't require masks. However, the district said all staff will be required to have their temperature taken each day.

Bristow Schools is also asking parents of kids in the district to monitor their child's temperature and keep kids home if they're sick.