More Than 210 School Districts In Oklahoma Are Reporting COVID-19 Cases

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Nobody knows how many cases of the coronavirus are present in Oklahoma schools. But, we do know there are hundreds of cases in every part of the state.

StateImpact has been tracking confirmed cases of COVID-19 in schools. So far, nearly 300 cases have been discovered in more than 210 public school districts, charter and private schools. There are likely more.

We'll continue tracking confirmed cases and outbreaks at schools in this post.

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New Additions - Updated: Thursday, September 17:

  • On Sept. 10, Mannford Public Schools announced two positive test results of COVID-19. As a result, close contacts were notified and asked to quarantine.
  • On Sept. 10, Mounds Public Schools announced a student had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, close contacts were quarantined.
  • On Sept. 11, Olive Public Schools announced a teacher had tested positive for COVID-19.
  • On Sept. 16, Mid-Del Public Schools announced two football players and a coach at Del City High School had tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result, the team's upcoming game with Bishop McGuiness was cancelled.
  • On Sept. 16, Hammon Public Schools announced a teacher had tested positive for COVID-19.
  • On Sept. 14, Clinton Public Schools announced it had four people test positive for COVID-19, resulting in 27 quarantines. Administrators pointed out that was a decline in cases and quarantines from the previous week.
  • On Sept. 4, Colcord Public Schools announced a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, close contacts were quarantined.
  • On Sept. 16, Blair Public Schools announced a high school student had tested positive for COVID-19. Close contacts were notified and quarantined.
  • On Sept. 16, Cherokee Public Schools announced that two people working on the district's maintenance staff had tested positive for COVID-19. No students were advised to quarantine who weren't family of the affected people.
  • On Sept. 16, Newcastle Public Schools announced the district's Early Childhood Center would have to pivot to distance learning for two weeks because of positive tests and quarantines that would require 14 staff members to be out of school.
  • On Sept. 16, Mannford Public Schools announced that a staffer working at the district's high school and elementary school tested positive for COVID-19. Close contacts at the high school were notified and quarantined.
  • On Sept. 16, Maryetta Public School in Stilwell announced someone in the district had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, close contacts were notified and asked to quarantine.
  • On Sept. 13, Waukomis Public Schools announced an elementary school teacher had tested positive. The district said no students should be impacted.
  • On Sept. 17, Garber Public Schools announced an administrator had tested positive for COVID-19. One student was notified and asked to quarantine.
  • On Sept. 10, Straford Public Schools announced a student had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, close contacts were notified and asked to quarantine.
  • On Sept. 10, Elmore City-Pernell Public Schools announced a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, close contacts were notified and asked to quarantine.
  • On Sept. 10, Friend Public Schools announced a student had tested positive for the coroanvirus. The district had announced a different student had tested positive the previous day. Close contacts were notified and asked to quarantine.

Find out if your school has had a publicly reported case of COVID-19 by searching our database below:

The state’s health department isn’t monitoring cases in schools or reporting that publicly. StateImpact plans to continue monitoring and compiling cases.

An Oklahoma State Department of Education spokeswoman said that agency is currently working on a mechanism for school districts to report cases. It’s unclear, though, if the data collected will be publicly available and what form it might take.

In the meantime, please send us any cases of the coronavirus you know of or think we should check out by filling out this form:

This COVID-19/education reporting is made possible through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.