MATC FULL-TIME PROGRAMS COVID-19 STUDENT GUIDELINES
Mid-America Technology Center is planning on having our regularly scheduled school for the 2022-2023 school year beginning August 10, 2022. 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
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.
Due to changes with CDC guidelines and the Oklahoma COVID reporting Portal the following information was updated on our web page on January 31, 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.
According to the website “This portal is for the use of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 (case) and people who have been named as contacts to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 (contact).
Please register to complete any surveys you have received texts about, add contacts to a current case of COVID-19, and/or to get letters needed for work/school. Surveys and letters are available within the portal for all authorized cases and contacts using your phone number.”
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's 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:
Talk to your healthcare provider or local health department to find out how long to isolate if you: