BPSD COVID-19 Guidance

District COVID-19 Alert Level

  • Face coverings are optional

  • Optional 6' distancing for immunocompromised individuals upon request & when feasible

  • Positive cases must isolate for at least 5 days with masking recommended on days 6-10

  • No in-school contact tracing, notifications, or district-imposed quarantines

  • No COVID restrictions on visitors, spacing, assemblies, field trips, activities, capacities, or third-party use

If you have symptoms, get tested.

If you do a rapid antigen test, false positives are quite rare, so a positive result is considered confirmation you have COVID-19. But a negative result from an antigen test is false about half the time, so if you get a negative antigen test result, it is recommended that you schedule PCR testing and stay home until you receive a negative result.

Rapid Self-Tests

  • You can order free rapid self-tests, shipping 7-12 days later, at COVIDtests.gov.

  • Rapid self-tests are also available for purchase at pharmacies, and for tests purchased after January 14, 2022 insurers must pay for up to 8 tests per covered person per month at no cost from preferred stores, pharmacies or online retailers or for reimbursement of up to $12 per test for those purchased elsewhere. Contact your insurer for details.

  • If a parent with a sick student cannot locate a rapid self-test, the district can supply an at-home kit of two tests upon request; contact Health & Safety Director Kerry Ickleberry.

PCR Tests

  • Contact your family doctor.

  • No-cost testing may be available at CVS and Walgreens.

  • The Washington County Health Department at 5121 Jacquelyn Lane has an online portal or call 918-335-3005.

  • Ascension Respiratory Clinic; call Medical Park Pharmacy at 918-331-2525; drive-through on east side portico of the Medical Park Center

  • Ascension St. John Urgent Care at 3550 E Frank Phillips Blvd; 918-338-3730; requires provider assessment & testing concurrence

  • Axis Health Care; 2431 SE Washington Blvd. Ste. B; 918-335-2273

  • Access Medical Care; 2334 SE Washington Blvd; 918-331-9184

  • Ochelata's Cooweescoowee Health Center offers drive-through testing M-F from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 395200 West 2900 Rd, Ochelata; 918-535-6000

  • Nowata's Will Rogers Health Center offers drive-through testing M-F from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 1020 Lenape Dr, Nowata; 918-273-7500

  • Positive Cases

    • If a student tests positive for an active case of COVID-19, parents must report that to the school.

    • Whenever a district staff member tests positive for an active case of COVID-19, they must report that to their supervisor for the same reasons.

Isolation

Each school has one or more case trackers who have completed a certification course from Johns Hopkins. They need to know:

  • The date the sample was taken that later tested positive for COVID-19.

  • The date on which any COVID-19 signs or symptoms developed.

That information is used to determine an individual's infectious period so that the contact tracer can determine the mandatory isolation period. A person who tests positive must isolate and will not be allowed back onto school property until at least 5 days after their positive test OR the onset of their symptoms. Even then, they must have 24 hours with no fever (and no fever-reducing medicine) AND improvement in their symptoms AND should commit to wearing a surgical or N95 mask for 5 additional days when in our schools and on a school bus. They also have the option to avoid masking and still protect others by instead completing the full 10-day isolation period.

Students are expected to engage via Distance Learning while under self-quarantine or isolation UNLESS they are too ill.

Close Contacts & Household Members

  • The district no longer performs contact tracing, notifications, or quarantines for close contacts or for those living with a positive case.

  • Close contacts: Those who were within six feet of a positive case for more than fifteen minutes anytime starting two days before symptoms developed or a person tested positive should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, self-test if any symptoms develop, and consider self-testing 4-7 days after exposure even if there are no symptoms.

  • Household members: Those living with a positive case should take special precautions. The district recommends, but does not require, that for two weeks they wear a surgical or N95 mask when inside a school or a school vehicle.

Paxlovid Antiviral Treatment

People who are 12 or older, weigh at least 88 pounds, test positive for COVID-19, and are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 can be prescribed the Paxlovid antiviral treatment, but it must be taken within five days of having symptoms.

Those who are up-to-date with vaccinations only need Paxlovid if they are 65 years of age or older, are moderately-to-severely immunocompromised, or are women who are pregnant, especially those with comorbidities.

Locally Paxlovid is available by prescription from the CVS, Jane Phillips Medical Center, Walgreens, and WalMart pharmacies.