Jenks Prepares For Return To In-Person Class; Officials Detail Contact Tracing Plan

Wednesday, September 9th 2020, 6:49 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

Jenks Public Schools are gearing up for the return to in-person learning and released new details about the district's plans for contact tracing in the event of a COVID 19 case.

Officials say it’s going to be hard to eliminate every risk but they feel confident in their protocols. Masks will be required for all teachers and staff inside buildings and for students starting in 3rd grade and all students will have to wear them when riding the bus. The district says they’ve installed special air filters in classrooms to recirculate air and remove germs. Cleaning protocols have been put in place and physical distancing will also be emphasized.

The district will also use contact tracing when someone tests positive to prevent further spread of the virus. 

"Therefore we can go look at, okay where is that student or where is that staff member throughout the day? Who are the individuals that had close contact with that person that tested positive? From there, we can make the proper notifications. We can tell people to isolate or quarantine and put our cases out," said Rob Loweber with Jenks Public Schools

In-person students will return to school on Thursday. For More Info Click HERE