MOORE, Okla. (KFOR) – Moore Public Schools says on the first day of classes, school officials were made aware of a Westmoore High School student who knowingly came to school with COVID-19.
Dawn Jones, Moore Public School’s Public Information Officer, says an anonymous tip was given to administrators Thursday.
School officials made contact with the student, who told them, “They were under the understanding that since they were asymptomatic, that they did not need to quarantine for the full 14-day-period.”
Jones says when the student’s parents were asked, they said they had simply miscalculated the end of their child’s quarantine.
“I don’t know why people do things, why they make certain decisions. What they know to be true and inform us of,” said Jones.
A student at Moore High School also tested positive for the virus, along with a high school coach, who tested positive before school began and is still quarantining.
Jones says 22 other students came in close contact with the two students who tested positive and are now quarantining for 14 days.
“We will do absolutely everything within our power to safeguard and protect our students and our staff,” said Jones.
Jones says both high schools will undergo deep cleaning over the weekend and school will resume as normal on Monday.
The CDC recommends that community members take the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
• Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
• Stay at home, if possible.
• If you must go out, practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between you and other people.
• Avoid gatherings that include more than 10 people.