Broken Arrow students to see new cleaning measures as they head back to the classroom

VIDEO: Thousands of students return to Broken Arrow classrooms

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — It’s the first day of school for students in Broken Arrow.

Many will head back to their school buildings while some students are taking part in distance learning.

Broken Arrow Public Schools said students heading back to the classroom are going to notice changes. There will be assigned seats, desks will be separated as much as possible and they’ll have lots of hand sanitizer and wipes around.

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The district said they’ll be wiping down door handles before each hour and they’ll prop open the doors for students entering and exiting the room, so no one has to touch the handle. Teachers will also be disinfecting classroom items after each use. The goal of the measures is to keep thousands of students, staff and teachers safe during the school day.

Students in 3rd through 12th grade will be required to wear masks and those masks are encouraged for younger students.

The district is following the “color coded risk map” for Tulsa County and right now and are taking the orange phase precautions.

The school district monitors coronavirus cases weekly to see if procedures need to change.