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, and WalMart pharmacies, but as of May 2022 there were no test-to-treat locations in Bartlesville.