Policy change could impact YPS’ COVID-19 quarantine protocol

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Dr. Jason Simeroth

Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth issued this statement Jan.14. YPS students returned to classrooms Jan. 11 after distance learning for much of the first semester due to COVID -19 restrictions:

The Oklahoma State Department of Health and Governor Stitt announced a policy change this afternoon that could affect the way we quarantine our staff and students for exposure in Yukon Public Schools.

The district has not yet seen any documentation for this policy by the state government and are awaiting further directions from the Oklahoma State Department of Education on how to proceed. At this time, we will continue with our Return To Learn plan including our current quarantine process for the district.

Yukon Public Schools previously revised our quarantine policy to reflect the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s updated guidelines based on the scientific data provided. If and when we make changes to our quarantine policy, it will be done in an effort to improve education without sacrificing safety and we will alert all parents, staff and students immediately.

YPS is pleased to provide options for all of our stakeholders, including those who returned to in-person learning this week and will continue with current policies until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we move forward in a cautious and responsible manner.