Coronavirus and Spring Break Travel Guidelines

Spring Break travel guidelines issued by State
Posted on 03/06/2020
Airplane flying(SPS) -- State Superintendent of Instruction Joy Hofmeister issued guidelines Friday evening regarding spring break travel and coronavirus.

Any student, teacher, and district employee traveling to and returning from any Level 2 or Level 3 country as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to school.

Spring Break is March 13 through March 20.

Please read a portion of the letter written by Mrs. Hofmeister below.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma State Department of Education are partnering to provide specific guidance regarding Spring Break and other travels for our school families, students and district staff.

Individuals returning from travel to China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan or any other Level 2 or 3 country as identified by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should self-quarantine for a period of 14 days before returning to school. This applies to all students, teachers, and other school or district staff.

Steps for returning travelers from Level 2 or 3 countries:

1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period.
3. Discuss your work situation with your district before returning to work or school.
4. Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
5. Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
6. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet).

Please refer frequently to the CDC Travelers Guidance as other countries may be elevated to Level 2 or 3 at any time.

Sick Leave:

District employees may use any available sick leave during a required 14-day self-quarantine.

You may read the entire letter on the Oklahoma State Department of Education website.

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