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October 16, 2020

Garfield County Remains at Orange Level

Dear Enid Public Schools family:

As you likely know, the State Department of Health has released this week’s numbers reflecting that Garfield County has had 37.4 positive COVID-19 cases this week per 100,000 population (on a 7-day rolling average). This keeps our county in the orange level, what the OSDH defines as “moderate risk”. So next week, students will continue with in-person traditional learning.

The EPS plan states that if our county moves to 50 or more positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population, as indicated by the OSDH, the entire district will move to distance/virtual learning. EPS will continue to communicate with you after the weekly report is published each Friday around noon. Families should prepare for the possibility in the future of our entire district having to move to distance/virtual learning for two weeks (or more) if cases rise in our county.

As more COVID-19 cases are confirmed in our county, it is important to remain vigilant. Monitor yourself and your family for symptoms, which include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, please contact your medical provider for advice immediately and quarantine for 14 days. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure.

There is nothing more important to EPS than the safety and health of our students, our staff and their families. We greatly appreciate your families’ flexibility, patience and support. We are optimistic that following mitigation protocols recommended by health officials such as wearing masks, washing hands, socially distancing and quarantining, will help increase the probability that students can have a safe and productive school year.

Thank you for your cooperation and for your support of Enid Public Schools.

See the district plan at enidpublicschools.org/reentryplan2020!

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