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COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates

August 6, 2020

COVID-19 District Operational Preparedness Plan

Tulsa Technology Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all employees, students, clients and visitors. To ensure the safest environment possible, we have developed the following COVID-19 District Operational Preparedness Plan in response to the pandemic.

Our goal is to minimize the potential for transmission of COVID-19 within Tulsa Technology Center. This requires the full cooperation of our employees, students, clients and visitors. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety of our campuses and work areas.

The COVID-19 District Operational Preparedness Plan follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Tulsa Health Department (THD) guidelines, and federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19.

This plan document will evolve and be updated as needed.


July 29, 2020

COVID-19 Related Instructional Framework
Fall 2020 Academic Term

Tulsa Technology Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all employees, students, clients and visitors while advancing our mission. Tulsa Tech is a premier workforce training partner, and we fully intend to uphold that standard while our community, state, and country work through the public health crisis. Following Oklahoma Department of Career & Technical Education’s (ODCTE) guidance as well as CDC guidelines, the following instructional approach has been adopted with safety and security at the forefront of consideration…


July 15, 2020

COVID-19 Student Acknowledgement

Tulsa Tech Students,

Please review the COVID-19 safety guidelines that have been established by Tulsa Tech for the safety of all students and staff for the upcoming academic year.

Prior to participating in on-site learning, clinical or Work Based Experience (WBE) assignments, it is important to understand and adhere to the following safety guidelines in order to minimize the chance of contracting, or transmitting, COVID-19.

  • You should take your temperature daily before reporting to school or to your assigned Clinical/WBE location. If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, or have one or more of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 you should stay home and not report back to school or to your Clinical/WBE location. Notify your instructor immediately. The symptoms associated with COVID-19 are as follows: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting.
  • If you participate in on-site learning you will be required to go through the COVID-19 screening process given by the COVID-19 screener.
  • Follow the policies and procedures of your Clinical/WBE site related to COVID-19.
  • While participating in on-site learning you should maintain social distancing measures when at all possible. Social distancing means avoiding large gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible (e.g. breakrooms and cafeterias).
  • You should wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing nose, coughing or sneezing or having been in a public place. You should use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • You should avoid touching your face.
  • While in the Tulsa Tech facility the wearing of a mask/face covering is required. Please ensure you have your mask/face covering prior to coming in the building.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc.
  • You should avoid using other students’/workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible. If necessary, clean and disinfect them before and after use.
  • You are requested to notify your instructor as well as Clinical/WBE personnel if you begin to develop symptoms while at school or at Clinical/WBE locations.

June 9, 2020

CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Tulsa Tech acknowledges that the institution signed and returned the ‘Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students’ to the US Department of Education and that the institution intends to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50 percent of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants to students.

Tulsa Tech was allocated $858,600 to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to campus closure due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as technology, course materials, housing, food, child care and health care.

Who is eligible for the emergency financial aid grant funds?

Tulsa Tech estimates 875 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and are therefore eligible to receive an emergency grant.


June 4, 2020

Updated: COVID-19 District Returning to Work Preparedness Plan

Tulsa Technology Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all employees, students, clients and visitors. To ensure the safest environment possible, we have developed the following COVID-19 District Returning to Work Preparedness Plan in response to the pandemic.

Our goal is to minimize the potential for transmission of COVID-19 within Tulsa Technology Center. This requires the full cooperation of our employees, students, clients and visitors. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety of our campuses and work areas.

The COVID-19 District Returning to Work Preparedness Plan follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Tulsa Health Department (THD) guidelines, federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19 and aligns with the Governor’s 3-phase “Open Up & Recover Safely (OURS) Plan”. Topics covered by this plan include:

  • Updated: Returning to work
  • Instructional Phase-in Plan
  • Facility Readiness
  • Screening and procedures for employees exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • Handwashing
  • Respiratory etiquette
  • Social distancing
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Visitors
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and decontamination
  • Work-related travel
  • Use of conference facilities
  • COVID-19 procedural training
  • New sections:
    • Suspected exposure to COVID (p6)
    • Procedures for staff /students who develop symptoms of COVID-19 during the school/workday (p8)
    • Personal Travel (p10)

This plan document will evolve and be expanded soon to address protocols related to the return of students and clients.


May 8, 2020

Updated: Frequently Asked Questions for Student Guidance

Tulsa Tech’s Vision Statement reads “To be the region’s leader of career and technical education, resulting in a quality job for every students and a skilled workforce for every company.” This aspirational vision has been encumbered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, we are collectively working to support our student’s training and educational goals as well as our region’s workforce.

Your instructors and staff designed and customized a continuous extended learning platform that began delivery April 6th. Stay tuned for for continuous messages and outreach from your instructors.

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document will be regularly updated as we navigate uncharted territory and as unique questions arise.

Tulsa Tech is a premier workforce training partner, and we fully intend to uphold that standard while our community and country work through the public health crisis.


May 7, 2020

COVID-19 District Returning to Work Preparedness Plan

Tulsa Technology Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all employees, students, clients and visitors. To ensure the safest environment possible, we have developed the following COVID-19 District Returning to Work Preparedness Plan in response to the pandemic.

Our goal is to minimize the potential for transmission of COVID-19 within Tulsa Technology Center. This requires the full cooperation of our employees, students, clients and visitors. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety of our campuses and work areas.


April 30, 2020

A Message From Your Safety and Security Team

Greetings to each of you. We hope this finds you well. As a Safety and Security team, it has been a pleasure working with all of you. During these unprecedented times that we have all been able to successfully navigate the COVID-19 outbreak by staying true to the core values of Tulsa Tech.

One of the functions of Safety and Security has to been to ensure the continuity of physical operations as well as track access into each of our buildings. This has been done to ensure potential contact tracing in the event it is needed. Recently the Oklahoma State Department of Education has put forth advisable precautions to be implemented when access to a building is needed. Many of these procedures are already in practice so this is just a bit of a tightening of our process.

  1. Allowing entry to the building on an appointment-only basis.
  2. Disinfecting commonly touched surfaces frequently.
  3. If a staff member or vendor has a fever they are not to come to the site or enter the building.
  4. Wearing disposable gloves when handling items if possible.
  5. Delivering items (laptops, tablets, critical personal items, etc.) to families curbside or outside the building; please maintain social distancing as prescribed by the CDC.
  6. Do not make physical contact with anyone outside of your immediate household.
  7. Staff members assisting students or families should wear face masks and gloves whenever possible; CDC guidelines to make a cloth mask is available on the Safety and Security website resources section.
  8. CDC safety guidelines should be observed, including social distancing and prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more individuals.
  9. District and school staff should consider setting student visitation by appointment only and delivering items curbside.

As stated above many of these advisable precautions are in place already. Thank you so much for your cooperation and time. We are all working together to ensure the spread of COVID-19 is mitigated. It is a pleasure to serve each of you.

Never hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance.


April 10, 2020

Updated Frequently Asked Questions for Student Guidance

Tulsa Tech’s Vision Statement reads “To be the region’s leader of career and technical education, resulting in a quality job for every students and a skilled workforce for every company.” This aspirational vision has been encumbered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, we are collectively working to support our student’s training and educational goals as well as our region’s workforce.

Your instructors and staff designed and customized a continuous extended learning platform that began delivery April 6th. Stay tuned for for continuous messages and outreach from your instructors.

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document will be regularly updated as we navigate uncharted territory and as unique questions arise.

Tulsa Tech is a premier workforce training partner, and we fully intend to uphold that standard while our community and country work through the public health crisis.

 


April 1, 2020

Updated Full-time Employee Frequently Asked Questions

This Updated Employee FAQs addresses forward-facing questions as of April 1, 2020 for full-time employees.

To reference the previous Employee FAQs, dated March 24, 2020, please visit here.


March 31, 2020 Update

Message to Tulsa Tech Students From Superintendent Dr. Steve Tiger

The safety of our students and employees is our top priority!

The State Department of Education voted to close all school buildings to K12 students for the remainder of the school year. All schools were directed to create Distance Learning opportunities for k-12 students beginning April 6th and lasting through the end of the school year.

Based on this directive, we are now working to create Distance Learning opportunities for all of our high school students (approximately 4000 students) which will begin on April 6th. High school students will not be permitted back on campus during this school year unless we are granted approval by the State Department.

As you know, most of our programs involve a lot of hands-on training experiences, which are core to how we teach and what we teach. Unfortunately, these “hands-on” experiences will not be available to our high school students for the remainder of this school year unless additional guidance is provided by the ODCTE and SDE. This will not, however, prevent us from rallying around this challenge to deliver as much “minds-on” training as possible to help our students learn new things and advance their knowledge during the remainder of the school year. Virtual learning will occur in various forms including reading assignments, quizzes, video tutorials, etc. While less than ideal, we will work to make a positive impact on our students during this time.

While the SDE mandate doesn’t restrict our adult training programs in the same way, we do not anticipate having the ability to bring adult students on-campus until after April 30th. If this is not the case, we will plan accordingly. We will continue working with the ODCTE to get clarity on what options might be available to open our facilities for our adult-only programs. In the meantime, we will provide Distance Learning options to our adult students beginning April 6th, just as we will be doing for our high school students.

Message to Tulsa Tech Employees From Superintendent Dr. Steve Tiger

We previously announced that, through April 5th, only full-time employees assigned to “onsite essential tasks” would be permitted to work onsite. Acknowledging the President’s revised order extending social distancing guidelines, this date is now being extended to April 30th unless our guidance changes. During this time, we will continue to operate in the same manner as we have been, only permitting those on campuses and sites that are working on approved “essential tasks” that can’t be accomplished remotely. Additionally, for the safety of our team members, any employee 65 or older, or who falls into an “at-risk” category (as defined by the CDC), will not be permitted to work onsite (even on essential tasks) during this time period.

Unless assigned to work on an approved onsite essential task, all full-time team members will be expected to work remotely. While working remotely, we encourage departments and work teams to the use online collaboration tools, such as Microsoft Teams, phone conference calls, emails, etc. in order to meet, collaborate, develop curriculum, and otherwise help advance the mission of the District. As we mentioned in a prior email, IT has computer equipment available for employee checkout, if needed.

During the period of time leading up to April 6th, we have been operating under “administrative leave”, much as we would have done during an extended weather closing. Beginning April 6th, however, we will transition into a status in which all employees will be actively working either on site as approved by the Executive Team, remotely or a combination. This will enable us to continue paying all full-time employees, including those on support contracts. Your work, however, might look quite a bit different than the work you normally perform. All employees shall be on call during normal working hours, unless the employee takes leave available under district policy or law.

By the end of this week, you will be communicated with by your director outlining “work from home” assignments. For instructional and instructional support personnel, this will most likely entail working on Distance Learning materials so that we can deliver training to our students. For many support employees, the assignments might look significantly different than your normal work. For example, rather than preparing meals for our students, cafeteria team members might be assigned to develop new recipes, take online courses to learn new skills, perform research on new food service trends, etc. The idea is that you will be assigned a body of work that will be beneficial to the District.

Our hope is to take advantage of this time to improve the overall capabilities and strength of the District. Assignments might change from week to week as new needs are identified. Again, prior to the end of this week, you will have information about the work you will be performing beginning on April 6th. We will provide information at a later time regarding how work hours will be logged in Time Clock Plus. Again, our primary goal was to identify ways to ensure ongoing pay for the upcoming weeks while school is closed.

We appreciate your flexibility as we work together to find ways to continue to make Tulsa Tech a great place to work.

I appreciate all that you do in upholding our mission of “Educating people for success in the workplace.” I care about you as a valued team member, but also as an individual. Your safety and security is our top priority.

Sincerely,
Steve


March 27, 2020 Update

FAQ For Students, Covid-19 Update

Frequently Asked Questions For Students

Tulsa Tech’s Vision Statement reads: “To be the region’s leader of career and technical education, resulting in a quality job for every Tulsa Tech student and a skilled workforce for every company.” This aspirational vision has been clouded as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, we are not wringing our hands in frustration, rather we are rolling up our sleeves to collectively support our students’ training and educational goals as well as our region’s workforce.

Your instructors and staff are currently designing and customizing a continuous and extended learning platform beginning April 6th, so stay tuned for messages and outreach from your instructors.

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document will be regularly updated as we navigate uncharted territory and as unique questions arise.

Remember, Tulsa Tech is a premier workforce training partner, and we fully intend to uphold that standard while our community and country work through the public health crisis.


March 24, 2020 Update

Employee Frequently Asked Questions

With the closing of school in this unprecedented time, a number of questions are being asked.

Here, we will attempt to address the more common questions. In the days ahead, we will add to this list as new topics arise and we receive additional information.

Employee FAQs


March 22, 2020 Update

Tulsa Tech is closed until April 6th. Only employees who have been contacted by their supervisors to perform essential functions are permitted to report to work. All other employees are to remain at home. Additional information will be sent out tomorrow via email. Thank you for your cooperation.


March 17, 2020 Update

Update from Superintendent Tiger: Tulsa Tech Closing Information

Tulsa Tech Students and Families,

In cooperation with the Governor’s office, the State Department of Education, and the Oklahoma Department of Health, Tulsa Tech will be closed until Monday, April 6th in support of COVID-19 community protection efforts.

All classes, activities, meetings, and events are canceled. While we remain in a closed status, please stay up-to-date by frequently checking the Tulsa Tech Safety and Security Website. You will also receive e-mails from Tulsa Tech with updated information. Our leadership team will be working with the State Department of Education, the State Department of Career Tech and various other governmental authorities on an on-going basis and will provide updates as they become available.

If the plan to reopen on April 6th changes, we will provide updated information as it becomes available.

If you have a need to contact Tulsa Tech please feel free to email us at info@tulsatech.edu.

Thank you for choosing Tulsa Tech for your career and industry training. Please stay safe during this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this together.


March 17, 2020

Dear Tulsa Tech Faculty and Staff,

In cooperation with the Governor’s office, the Oklahoma Department of Career Tech, the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Department of Health, Tulsa Tech will be closed until Monday, April 6th in support of COVID-19 community protection efforts. This includes all classes, activities, meetings and events.

Unless otherwise directed by your supervisor, employees will not need to report to work. However, during this time you may be called upon by your supervisor to report to work in order to perform essential functions. Our hope and current plan is that all full-time and regular part-time employees will continue to be paid as normal under administrative leave. We will be working closely with the State Department of Education, Career Tech and our Board for further guidance.

The Executive Team will be reporting to work each day to ensure that essential district functions continue, as well as monitoring the situation and planning accordingly.
One Stop will not be open during this time period. However, an email account will be made available and monitored for customer inquiries as well as utilization of our website. During the time we remain in a closed status, please stay up-to-date by frequently checking the Tulsa Tech Safety and Security Website. You will also receive emails from Tulsa Tech with updated information. Please attempt to be available via phone and monitor voice messages during the closing.

All out-of-state travel is suspended until further notice. If you have scheduled out-of-state travel that will occur between now and April 30th, please cancel and attempt to get deposits and registration fees refunded to the district. For non-refundable expenses incurred directly by you, please submit these via expense report form for reimbursement consideration upon return from the school closing.

As far as CTSO state and national competitions, the State Department of Career Tech will be providing us additional guidance in the very near future. We will be updating those involved with these student competitions in a separate communication piece.

The Executive Team will be working with the State Department of Education, the State Department of Career Tech and various other governmental authorities on an on-going basis and will provide updates as they become available.

If the plan to reopen on April 6th changes, we will provide updated information as it becomes available.

Feel free to contact your Executive Team member with any questions or concerns.

Thank you!


March 16, 2020 Update

The CDC has identified every country – including the United States – as a Level 2, with most of Europe, China, Iran, & South Korea at Level 3. Refer to Travel Guidelines.  The District Safety and Security Team continues to follow CDC guidelines and is actively in communication with the Tulsa Health Department (THD) and Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency (TAEMA) to stay updated on the status and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our local community. Additionally, our District Leadership Team is in communication with the ODCTE, our Partner Schools, and other Tech Center Districts to closely monitor the situation and determine next steps to ensure the safety of students, staff, and patrons as we navigate this ever-evolving challenge.

Please also refer to the Oklahoma State Department of Health for COVID-19 information and resources. There is also call center to contact for Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources. That number is 1-877-215-8336.

Another resource we wanted to pass along to you is the disaster distress helpline to assist in navigating emotional distress related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). That number is 1-800-985-5990.

We encourage you to check back frequently with Tulsa Tech’s District Safety and Security Website for the latest information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this together.


March 13, 2020 Update

Spring Break and International Travel

Dear Tulsa Tech Student,

As you likely have heard, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease called “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States.

Countries with the greatest outbreaks have been assigned a “severity level” by the CDC. The levels are as follows:

Level 1 – Practice Usual Precautions

Level 2 – Sustained Community-Level Transmission: Take special precautions for High-Risk travelers

Level 3 – Avoid Nonessential Travel

If you travel to a level 2 or 3 country, you will not be permitted to return to Tulsa Tech until you have completed the 14-day at-home quarantine following your trip. Upon your return, please call your campus attendance office and let them know that you are in a quarantine status. They will notify your instructor and will make efforts to provide course materials, reading assignments, etc., when possible, to help you stay on track with your studies.

For high-school students, Tulsa Tech is aware that your high-school may have differing criteria and restrictions in regards to travel. In addition to enforcing our own quarantine criteria, Tulsa Tech will also honor quarantine decisions made by your high-school that may impact your attendance at Tulsa Tech. For all adult students please follow the CDC guidelines for international travel to Level 2 and 3 countries.

In the event that you are traveling to a country that the CDC has categorized as Level 2 or Level 3, according to the CDC, the following safety measures should be observed following your travel:

  • Stay home for 14 days from the time you left the area and avoid contact with others.
  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
  • Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  • Keep your distance from others (about six feet).

At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. In general, coronaviruses spread through:

  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching a surface with virus, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
  • You can prevent infection by doing the following:
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use alcohol-based sanitizers (60% alcohol or above) when hand-washing is unavailable
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms

Please refer frequently to the CDC Travelers Guidance as countries may be elevated to level 2 or 3 at any time during the duration of your travel.

For additional information and updates, please visit our Safety and Security Website.

With all this said, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable Spring Break. 


March 11, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and International Travel

With Spring Break taking place next week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma State Department of Education have partnered together to provide specific guidance related to Spring Break travel as well as other travel.

Individuals returning from travel to China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan or any other Level 2 or 3 country as identified by the CDC should self-quarantine for a period of 14 days before returning to Tulsa Tech. This applies to all students, teachers and district staff. Although being in a self-quarantine status is disruptive, it is imperative to do so in order to protect all who work and learn at Tulsa Tech. In support of this safety measure, Tulsa Tech will allow an employee to work-from-home for a 14-day period beginning the day that the employee returns.

To be eligible for this 14-day work-from-home status, District employees must provide pre-notification and post-proof of travel to a Level 2 or Level 3 country to their supervisor and HR. In this event, an employee shall coordinate with their supervisor to determine a body of work which will be of benefit and value to the District. District employees who self-quarantine without pre-notification of travel, or fail to provide post-proof of travel, will be required to use available annual, personal and/or sick leave during the 14-day self-quarantine.

Should the employee become ill during the quarantine period, the “work-from-home” status ends and the employee should utilize sick leave for the duration of the illness.

As of now, these guidelines only apply to International level 2 and 3 travel. However, we are closely monitoring the situation as it is rapidly evolving and are considering out-of-state travel guidelines.

 If you’re returning from a Level 2 or 3 country, please review the following:

  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your supervisor before returning to work.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  • Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet).

Please refer frequently to the CDC Travelers Guidance as other countries may be elevated to Level 2 or 3 at any time.

For more information on the Coronavirus, please click the links below.

Should you have questions or individual concerns, please contact the Tulsa Tech Safety & Security Department at 918-828-1190 or visit: Tulsatech.edu/safety-security


March 9, 2020 Update

In an effort to keep all of our students and staff apprised of the COVID-19/Coronavirus, our safety and security team is committed to providing the most current updates available to us.

This morning our safety and security team members accompanied by our Chief Communications Officer, Tony Heaberlin met with our Health Sciences Center staff members to discuss the first reported case of COVID-19 in Tulsa county.

As a District we continue to monitor each campus for outbreaks and are regularly disinfecting schools during and after school hours. In any situation involving disease control, Tulsa Tech will follow the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the CDC, Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Tulsa Health Department.

Students and staff can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventative actions:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others you should:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

For more information on the Coronavirus, please click the links below.

Should you have any questions or individual precautionary concerns, please contact your school site’s administrator or the District Safety and Security Team.

Updates on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 can be found on the TulsaTech Safety and Security Website


March 8, 2020

Our District leadership is aware of the discussion related to the coronavirus and has an ongoing dialogue internally about the issue as it relates to our schools. Student health and safety remains a priority for Tulsa Tech and we are continuing to carefully monitor the full scope of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Here at Tulsa Tech we continually evaluate our practices and work to improve the we keep our students and staff safe, healthy and secure. We are actively working with the Tulsa Health Department (THD) and Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency (TAEMA) to stay updated on the status and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We take this potential health issue seriously; we are continuing to monitor each campus for outbreaks and are regularly disinfecting schools during and after school hours. In any situation involving disease control, Tulsa Tech will follow the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the CDC, Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Tulsa Health Department.

In the meantime, we continue to stress the importance of frequent hand washing and general best practices for cold and flu season to our students and staff, as has previously been recommended by Tulsa Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Below you will find useful information on Influenza (OK State Department of Health):

  1. Recognize the symptoms of flu. The symptoms are fever (≥ 100°F), cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Sometimes diarrhea or vomiting may occur; however, these symptoms are usually not the main problem.
  2. Persons with the flu should stay home from work/school until they are fever free for 24 hours without using fever reducing medications.
  3. The single best way to protect against the flu is to get a seasonal influenza vaccine every year.
  4. Wash your hands several times a day using soap and warm water for 15-20 seconds. Check restrooms regularly to ensure soap and paper towels are always available.
  5. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are also effective. Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is effective in killing germs on hands when they are not visibly soiled. Appropriate times to practice good hand hygiene are after coughing, sneezing, or contact with infected surfaces (i.e. desks, doorknobs).
  6. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Tissues should be thrown away immediately, and then followed by cleaning your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
  7. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.