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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:

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 at home and isolate away from others for at least 10 days.
  • If you do not have any symptoms, you should still isolate at home for at least 10 days.
  • If you develop symptoms, continue to isolate for at least 10 days after symptoms began as long as symptoms have improved, and no fever is present for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • Most people have mild COVID-19 illness and can recover at home without medical care.
  • 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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