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COVID-19 UPDATE October 20, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE October 20, 2020
Jim Haynes
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

Dear Families and Staff,

At the present time we have two high school staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. The staff are currently in Isolation. Due to federal health privacy laws, information regarding these staff members’ identity cannot be released. Please respect the staff members’ privacy during this difficult time.

Upon learning the news, we conducted contact tracing. We reviewed video and interviewed staff to determine who may have been in recent close contact with the staff members. According to the CDC, for COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.  All families directly impacted by this news have been contacted. We currently have an additional two elementary staff, one high school staff, seven elementary students, three middle school students, and eight high school students in quarantine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends contacting your doctor if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and other symptoms, such as coughing or difficulty breathing. More information can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ok.... or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/index.html.  In addition, please take social distancing seriously; avoid crowds, stay at home and maintain at least a six-foot distance from other people.

We will continue to provide updates as needed. You can access all of the district’s related communication by visiting our website at https://www.commercetigers.net/. Questions can be sent to Jim Haynes at jhaynes@commercetigers.net.

Thank you for your continued support. By working together, we will get through these challenging times. As you know, the well-being of our students, staff and families is our number one priority.

Please let me know if you have any concerns about the situation.

Sincerely,

Jimmy R. Haynes Ed. S.
Superintendent