Broken Arrow School District To Use Color Code System To Determine COVID-19 Measures


Thursday, September 3rd 2020, 6:38 am
By: News On 6


BROKEN ARROW -

The Broken Arrow School District will use a color code to determine the measures they'll take to keep students and teachers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The district will start off in the orange phase, which is the second highest color on the chart.

The different colors are determined by the number of COVID-19 cases within the boundaries of the school district.

Orange means nearly 15 new cases are reported per a population of 100,000.

It also means physical distancing will be enforced as much as possible, and masks will be required for all staff and students starting in the 3rd grade.

Seats will be assigned for all students in classrooms and there will be an increase in sanitation.

A move to the yellow and green colors means a decrease in cases and would call for most of these rules to become relaxed.

If a case is confirmed, the district's plan calls for the sick person's classroom to be closed for 48 hours of cleaning.

Other students who came into direct contact will have to quarantine and transition to distanced-learning.