September 14th 2020
Students test positive for COVID-19 at Metro Tech
Safety procedures deployed following CDC guidelines
OKLAHOMA CITY – Metro Tech school officials were notified today that two students tested positive for COVID-19. The students are seeking medical care and will isolate in their homes while accessing their program virtually. Metro Tech is delivering instruction in Format 1, which is a blended learning format with students attending both virtual and in-class instruction. All individuals in contact with the student have been notified and will quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure. Those students will continue their programs through virtual learning.
Following the Center for Disease Control recommendations, Metro Tech’s emergency response team immediately activated its safety protocols. Superintendent Aaron Collins stated, “Our response team has responded quickly and is currently moving through our established procedures to ensure we keep our staff, students and visitors as safe as possible. All classrooms and buses have been thoroughly sanitized.” A letter from Mr. Collins was provided to inform campus leaders and the public.
Campus officials are ensuring students and employees comply with safety procedures as they arrive on campus. All entrances are monitored in order to check temperatures and ensure that face coverings are worn prior to accessing the buildings. Classes are staggered and rearranged to accommodate proper social distancing. Employees and staff adhere to a staggered schedule.
Metro Tech continues to work with local health officials to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and will continue to communicate with students and staff throughout the pandemic.