This month in Oklahoma, more than 250 public school districts have sent in reports about having students and staff members who have tested COVID-19 positive. As the country’s leading health experts had warned about holding in-person classes when school re-opened last fall, public school districts are now seeing infection cases happening in their midst. .
Public schools were forced to “bite the bullet” so to speak, as Trump had threatened to cut off government funding for public education. However, as the aftermath of school reopening last fall had proved true that COVID-19 can infect children, Trump simply turned his focus on other matters. Acting as if he had no part in getting schools to reopen with in-person teaching, Trump has not lifted a finger to help state governors faced with continuously rising cases of COVID-19 infected individuals.
The more than 250 public school districts that reported infection cases, always included a statement that all contacts were traced and instructed to go into self-isolation. Some reports specifically mentioned infected persons as students, teachers or staff members of the schools or of district offices. Other reports though, simply referred to infection cases as involving someone or some people.
Two Oklahoma school districts, namely Ketchum Public Schools and Bearden Public Schools,mentioned in their report that as a result of the infections, they have shifted to distance learning.
Public School Districts that Reported Infection Cases Occuring Among Students
The following public school districts had specifically mentioned in their report that the cases of COVID-19 infection involved students:
September 21 – Bethel Public Schools, Tahlequah Public Schools, Davis Public Schools
September 20 – Idabel Public Schools, McLoud Public Schools
September 18 – Muskogee Public Schools, Miami Public Schools, Ninnekah Public Schools, Lawton Public Schools
September 17 – Ringwood Public Schools
September 16Kellyville Public Schools
September 15 Commerce Public Schools
September 14 Fort Gibson Public Schools
September 13 Yale Public Schools
September 10 Porum Public Schools