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COVID-19 Awareness & Information

 

Updated 4/6/20

  • Continuous Learning Lessons are live here.
  • Continuous Learning Guide for Parents in English and Spanish
  • Read the Putnam City Continuous Learning Questions and Answers Document in English and Spanish.
  • The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to close schools for the remainder of the school year, but school districts will be providing continuous learning opportunities for families.  For online educational resources for families, see our Instructional Resources for Students and Families. The Oklahoma State Department of Education has information about internet access for students during this time.
  • Putnam City is still serving students meals during this time. Both breakfast and lunch will be served curbside from 11:00am-12:30pm only.  When students pick-up their lunch, they may also get their breakfast for the next morning. Read more about curbside meals at schools here.

Putnam City Schools has been monitoring the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak.  We are following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for schools.  We are also working closely with the OKC-County Health Department to stay informed and prepared.  Putnam City Schools is prepared with a Virus Response Plan for all levels of response, should we need it.  We are currently at an awareness level.

What we are doing:
  • Custodial staff is continuing to disinfect classrooms and buses.
  • Custodial staff is continuing to clean common touch areas such as doorknobs, handrails, and other areas students touch frequently throughout the day.
  • Employees are reminding students to wash hands often and to use other preventative actions below.
  • Administration is communicating the most up-to-date information with staff and parents.
What you can do:
  • If your child is sick, keep them home from school until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
  • Teach your child correct hand washing techniques.
  • Talk to your child about washing their hands frequently.

The most important communication at this time, is preventative information from the CDC.  CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including the flu.   

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
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