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 4 confirmed positive cases since the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
- There have been 0 confirmed positive case reported the week of 9/27/2020.
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.
Daily Home Screening:
Parents: Please complete this short check each morning. If your child answers YES to any questions in Section 1 and/or Section 2, please contact the office before your child leaves for school.
SECTION 1: Symptoms
If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your child for these symptoms:
- Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
- New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Abdominal pain
- New onset of severe headache
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
SECTION 2: Close Contact/Potential Exposure
- Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19
- Traveled to or lived in an area where the local, Tribal, territorial, or state health department is reporting large numbers of COVID-19 cases
- Live in areas of high community transmission while the school remains open
- *NEW-Someone in the household is awaiting COVID-19 test results
Tulsa Health Department In-Person School Safety:
“With continued increase in positive cases among people under 18, the Tulsa Health Department stresses the importance for parents and caregivers to adhere to public health guidelines on isolation and quarantine.
Even though your child may be exhibiting no symptoms and seem completely fine, they could be shedding virus and unknowingly transmit it to other people – including their classmates, teammates, teachers and coaches.
If you have been notified that your child is a close contact of a confirmed case and is advised to quarantine and monitor for symptoms, it’s critical to follow those recommendations and keep your child away from others for 14 days. Per CDC guidance, a negative test result between days 5 – 7 does not change the 14-day quarantine timeline. The student should not attend in-person class, sports, extracurricular activities or social activities. Similarly, if your child tests positive for COVID-19, it’s critical to isolate them for 10 days even if they do not have symptoms.
Tulsa Health Department staff are in daily, continuous communication with our local school systems to ensure we are effectively partnering to prevent spread, quickly identify new positive cases, conduct contact tracing, and make the appropriate isolation and quarantine recommendations. 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.”