Despite Gov. Kevin Stitt’s declaration this week that schools could forego the two-week quarantine for students exposed to the coronavirus if the schools were following safety protocols, Muskogee Public Schools will continue to use a quarantine.
“We believe that following the guidance of our local Muskogee County Health Department is the correct path for our district. Beginning January 1, Muskogee Public Schools moved to the CDC’s option of 10 day quarantine if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring with continued monitoring through day 14,” Dr. Jarod Mendenhall, the schools’ superintendent, said. “We continue to implore our community to wear their masks, watch their distance, and wash their hands to help slow the spread of COVID-19 allowing our students to continue to learn within our school buildings.”