August 14, 2020 | 10:48 am
Robby Korth covers education for StateImpact Oklahoma. He grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma and Fayetteville, Arkansas and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. Before working at StateImpact, he covered higher education for The Roanoke Times newspaper in Virginia.
A coronavirus case has touched a school in every part of Oklahoma.
School is just starting across the state and already more than a dozen districts have reported cases of COVID-19. Some have pushed back start dates, shifted to distance learning or are simply trying to persevere.
Here is a list of schools where StateImpact has found announcements or news reports of active case discoveries:
Because school has just started it appears cases of the virus will likely be the norm. On Thursday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health issued a rare public health advisory calling for all students over the age of 11, teachers and staff to wear face coverings in schools.
However, the guideline is not a mandate. Schools’ COVID-19 precautions and regulations continue to be the responsibility of local officials.