If your child is directly impacted by a COVID-19 exposure at school, you will receive immediate notification and instructions.
As of this advisory:
- There have been 2 confirmed positive cases since the start of the 2020-21 school year.
- There has been 0 confirmed positive case reported the week of 9/6/2020.
St. Pius X School is bound by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and cannot release any further details that could be used to identify individuals. We are committed to providing all necessary updates and notifications to keep community members safe and will continue to provide information to the level allowed by law.
If you wish to transition your student to distance learning, please contact your student's teacher and the school office.
Tulsa Health Department Safety Reminders for In-Person Learning:
The Tulsa Health Department urges COVID-19 safety precautions for parents and guardians of school-aged children, particularly for those students in school settings. Any student who has been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days following the last close contact with the COVID-19 positive individual. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes. Parents should also keep children out of school if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if someone in the household is awaiting test results following exposure.
Tulsa Health Department COVID-19 Prevention, Mitigation and Isolation Recommendations:
- Don’t send your children to school if they are sick.
- If your child is waiting on a test result, the public health recommendation is for you to keep your child at home until the test result comes back negative. If your child is awaiting test results because they are sick or were exposed to another positive case, the child should complete the full 14-day quarantine even if the results are negative.
- If a parent or other household member has been tested for COVID-19 because they are worried they have COVID or have symptoms of COVID, and is awaiting results, keep your child home from school until the household member receives the results of their test.
- If your child has been exposed to a positive case, within or outside of school, they still must quarantine for 14 days (even if they receive a negative test).
- If the child’s test result comes back positive, do not send the child to school, even if the child has no symptoms. The child must be isolated at home (an adult must be present at home with a young child who is isolated) for at least 10 days (from the date they were tested). Even after the 10 days, the child must be fever free for at least 24 hours and have improved symptoms.
- If you have received a positive result from a lab, do not wait on a contact tracer to call you. You must isolate at home.
- Parents may need to consider the feasibility of teleworking, taking leave from work, or identifying someone who can supervise your child in the event of school building closures or quarantine.