Oklahoma school district switches to distance learning after superintendent ‘involved in every classroom daily’ tests positive

Oklahoma school district switches to distance learning after superintendent ‘involved in every classroom daily’ tests positive
An Oklahoma superintendent who is involved daily in every classroom tested positive for the coronavirus prompting the school district to close the school for deep cleaning and start virtual learning for a week. (Coyle Public Schools/Coyle Public Schools)

COYLE, Okla. — An Oklahoma superintendent who is involved daily in every classroom tested positive for the coronavirus prompting the school district to close the school for deep cleaning and start virtual learning for a week.

Coyle Public Schools instituted its “Plan C” after Superintendent Terry Zink tested positive earlier in the week, according to a district letter sent to parents.

VIP--COVID 19 Update!! Please see attached letter.

Posted by Coyle Public Schools on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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Students were sent home in the middle of the day and the schools were closed Thursday for deep cleaning. Distance learning will start Monday. Students are expected to return to school Aug. 31.

"Our main priority is keeping our students and faculty safe," officials said.

There are 50,669 confirmed cases and 709 deaths from the coronavirus in Oklahoma, according to The New York Times.