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COVID-19 Measures

MATC FULL-TIME PROGRAMS COVID-19 STUDENT GUIDELINES 

Mid-America Technology Center is planning on having our regularly scheduled school for the 2021-2022 school year beginning August 11. In order to protect our students and staff, the following practices have been adapted and developed to help start the year as smoothly as possible. Complying with Senate Bill 658  effective July 1, 2021

  • Masks are not mandated but recommended
  • Social distance as much as possible
  • Continued cleaning and disinfecting

If the Governor of Oklahoma enacts an emergency declaration and our area is affected, we will be able to give further guidance at that time. Also, as the year progresses, we may continue to adjust these guidelines based on school, student, and staff needs. This plan will be considered active until further notice.

CURRENT STUDENTS:

Due to changes with CDC guidelines the following information was updated on our web page on January 18, 2022.

If you are quarantined due to exposure, you will need to provide MATC with a letter from your local health department issuing you the quarantine. The health department initiates quarantining protocols see https://sde.ok.gov/newsblog/2020-08-31/important-covid-related-legal-guidance which states “When a person tests positive, they can expect a phone call from health officials within 48 hours. The OSDH has trained staff who phone individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 and determine whom they may have been in contact with and potentially exposed.” Schools should not initiate contract tracing efforts prior to reporting cases and exposures to health officials.

If you have tested positive for the coronavirus: Upon a positive test for SARS-CoV-2 antigen from a CDC approved point of care testing such as; Physician office, Urgent care facilities, Pharmacies, Tribal Health Centers, School health clinics, Long-term care facilities and nursing homes, Temporary locations, such as drive-through sites managed by local organizations (Walgreens, etc…) Please provide MATC with a letter from your testing site showing your positive test. Refer to CDC Guidelines https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/diagnostic-testing.html  

The link above recommends:

If you test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, take the following steps to protect others regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status:

  • Isolate for at least 5 days. You can end isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation). Day 0 is your first day of symptoms. You can also use a test-based strategy to end isolation.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 and never develop symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days and wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for an additional 5 days. Day 0 is the day the sample was collected for a positive test result.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for 5 additional days after the end of your 5-day isolation period. Take additional precautions on days 6-10, such as avoiding travel and situations where you will come in contact with individuals at high risk for severe disease. If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to isolate for 10 days.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for isolation.
  • Contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible if you are more likely to get very sick because of being an older adult or having underlying medical conditions or if your symptoms get worse.

Talk to your healthcare provider or local health department to find out how long to isolate if you:

  • Are severely ill with COVID-19 or have a weakened immune system;
  • Had a positive test result followed by a negative result; or
  • Test positive for many weeks after the initial result.

 

 

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