Bethany Public Schools received guidance from the Oklahoma City-County Health Department late Friday afternoon that there is no longer an opt-out option in relation to quarantine when a person has been identified as close contact to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. Oklahoma Statute Title 63 § 1-504 and Title 63 § 1-507 were cited giving the OCCHD authority to require quarantining.
As such, effective immediately, there will be no opt-out allowed for those identified as close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. This will not be enforced retroactively.
Exemptions to quarantine are:
- Voluntary proof of being fully vaccinated.
- Proof from a doctor's note or lab results of COVID-19 illness in the past 90 days.
If you have any questions, please contact our nurses by phone or email. They are best equipped to answer your questions.