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Altus Public Schools COVID-19 Reports

Each Friday Altus Public Schools will publish the number of students and employees who have reported positive COVID-19 tests, as well as quarantine numbers throughout the week.  Below is the report for the week of October 18-22.

School related positive cases and quarantined students and employees.

School    Student Enrollment Covid + Students  Covid + Employees 

Covid Quarantine 

AHS 862 23 2 11
AJH

498

34 6 8
AIS  496 12 2 14
AES 407 11 4 8
APS 381 7 3 1
AECC 419 3 3 8
Rivers 405 11 3 20
District      1  
Total  3468 101 24 70

 

*9 positive students at home and 92 have returned to school

*4 positive employees quarantined at this time and 20 have returned to work 

*9 quarantined students and employees at this time and 61 have returned to school  

 

 

 

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Altus Public Schools to follow current Quarantine Guidelines

Altus Public Schools will be following the latest quarantine guidance from the CDC and the Oklahoma Department of Health.   Students and employees who have contact traced as a direct contact with COVID-19 positive person will now be asked to follow these guidelines.

  • Quarantine can end after day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported. Students and employees can return to school on day 11. 
  • The quarantine period can end after day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and no symptoms have been reported. Quarantined persons can test on days 5, 6, & 7 but may not return to school or work until day 8 and only with proof of negative test. 
  • Students and staff who have been exposed to COVID-19 who have received the full COVID-19 vaccine and are showing no symptoms will not be asked to quarantine unless symptoms arise.

We will continue to work closely with the Jackson County Health Department, and follow guidance from the CDC and Oklahoma State Department of Education to ensure our Altus Bulldogs receive the best possible education. 

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Student Screening Checklist

Bulldog Illness Screening

Checklist for Bulldog families to use in order to screen for COVID-19. 

Masks Will Be Optional at Altus Public Schools

In compliance with Oklahoma Senate Bill 658, which was signed into law on May 28, 2021, masks will not be required during the 2021-2022 school year unless Jackson County declares a state of emergency in consultation with the Jackson County and Oklahoma State Health Departments.

In keeping with the latest guidance from the Jackson County Health Department, the Oklahoma State Department of Healththe Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, masks are welcome and are an option for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Altus Public Schools.

Altus Public Schools will continue a layered mitigation process that will include appropriate hygiene practices, proper ventilation, and increased cleaning practices, including the use of electrostatic sprayers.  As always, we appreciate our parents/guardians screening their children’s symptoms daily as we work together to maintain the healthiest school environment for our Bulldogs.

Altus Public Schools is excited to begin this school year on Thursday, August 12 with regularly scheduled school hours.

 

 

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