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TPS Now Sharing Weekly COVID Reports

Matt Trotter

Tulsa Public Schools is in distance learning until at least November, but the district is now publicly reporting its COVID numbers.

TPS will release a weekly count on Fridays covering the past Friday through Thursday. This week, TPS said it got four self-reported cases of COVID-19, 33 reports from students or staff they were potentially exposed, and district contact tracers looked into 27 cases where someone said they were within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes.

Teachers and other employees are in school buildings, and activities like sports can continue. The district quarantined the entire Hale High football team earlier this week and canceled their game against Will Rogers after a potential exposure.

A person who had symptoms of COVID and was in contact with a Hale football coach tested negative, and the team will be back on the field Monday ahead of a Sept. 18 game against Skiatook.

The district's weekly count can be found on the school safety page of its website under "Weekly COVID-19 Case Counts."

TPS safety protocols include a self-administered health questionnaire, temperature screenings at building doors, and requiring face coverings in all common areas or in the presence of other people. Teachers and families are asked to practice safe distancing and to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms.

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