EPS sees increase in number of COVID-19 quarantines, isolations

ENID, Okla. — The number of Enid Public Schools students and staff in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 rose slightly Wednesday, according to figures posted on the district’s website.

There are 590 people in either close-contact quarantine or positive-test isolation, up from 579 on Tuesday. More than half of those are students and staff at Adams Elementary School, which went to distance learning Monday after a staff member tested positive last week.

All 297 Adams students will continue distance learning until at least Sept. 24.

Fourteen entire classes from Adams are in quarantine, along with one each from Coolidge and Monroe elementary schools.

Enid High School had the most positive cases in the district, with six, four students and two staff members. The school also has the most number of students, aside from Adams, in close-contact quarantine at 71.

Emerson Middle School has four positive cases, all students. Longfellow Middle School has three positive cases, two students and one staff member.

In addition to adding one more positive case, Emerson saw an increase of 15 in the number of students in close-contact quarantine, from 28 to 43.

Waller Middle School and Monroe and Taft elementary schools each have two positive cases.

No positive cases are reported at Garfield, Hayes, Hoover and Prairie View ele­mentary schools, as well as Car­ver/Fowler ECC and Lincoln Academy.

EPS’ special services now has one staff member in positive-test isolation and one in close-contact quarantine.

Chisholm Public Schools again reported no students or staff under quarantine due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to the district’s online counts. All students returned to school Monday.

Autry Technology Center reported last week an individual tested positive and is isolating at home after being in the Strate Center most of the day Sept. 3. The school says the affected areas were closed temporarily while deep cleaning and sanitizing were performed.

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