OWASSO, Okla. — Owasso students head back to campus Thursday as distance learning comes to an end.
Masks, one-way hallways and no lockers are a few changes Owasso Public Schools has implemented to decrease the risk of COVID-19 for students and staff.
“While things will look a little bit different this year, our priorities and the main things that we’re focused on to start the year have not changed and that’s the safety of students and obviously their education,” said Jordan Korphage with Owasso Public Schools.
Students started the school year with distance learning and it caused a lot of backlash with some parents.
The school district will provide each student with two masks, which they will be required to wear.
Classrooms will be spaced out with assigned seating to help with contact tracing. The school district will also be doing extra cleaning between classes and in high-touch areas.
At lunch, they’ll be spacing out times thought the day to limit the number of students in one place at a time.
“All of those things are done in an effort to space as much as possible and just reduce some of those clusters of students where a spread of the flu or anything could happen,” Korphage said.
The district is also encouraging parents to monitor their children for symptoms and if they feel sick, they should stay home.
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