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Oklahoma schools may offer in-school quarantine of students


November 26, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday that public schools will be allowed to offer in-school quarantines for students exposed to the virus.

Schools in Mustang became the first in the state to adopt the policy, the department said.

"In the past, if a student had tested positive for COVID-19, any students who interacted with the case -- up to the entire class -- would have been required to move to distance learning for 14 days," said Dr. Jared Taylor, Interim State Epidemiologist. "An in-school quarantine option is the best way to keep our kids in...

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