Bixby Teacher Tests Positive For COVID-19; 5 More In Quarantine

Monday, August 17th 2020, 8:55 am
By: News On 6

BIXBY, Oklahoma -

The Superintendent of Bixby Public Schools said one of their teachers has tested positive for COVID-19.

Superintendent Rob Miller said only one teacher has tested positively and at least five others are in quarantine. The district said the employee teaches sixth grade at North Intermediate School.

The superintendent said the teacher who tested positive is experiencing mild symptoms. Miller said this is something the school was aware of prior to its return to class and said the positions are being filled by substitutes and the teachers under quarantine are still able to teach remotely.

"We know moving forward we're still in the midst of a global pandemic and it's tenuous at best to have school / but we at the end decided that teachers really needed at least four days," said Miller.

The district said that all families with a child in this teacher's class were notified and that they will continue to keep up that communication should any future cases arise.

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