Updating OPRF Covid Mitigations

OPRF COVID update from the superintendent:

“Reported cases of COVID-19 have continued to increase notably here at the high school. During the week of May 6-12, we had 113 new student cases and 21 new employee cases. As a result, we are updating our mitigations as follows, effective immediately:

Masks are strongly recommended for staff, students, and visitors when inside the building. Per the CDC, a well-fitting N95, KN95, or surgical mask offers the most protection, while cloth masks offer the least. If you need a mask, we have disposable surgical ones available for no cost at the Welcome Center.

Masks are strongly recommended for audience members and spectators at all indoor performances and athletic competitions.

Contact tracing is being conducted within the school for positive cases. We cannot require quarantining for close contacts, but we do strongly recommend that anyone who falls into this category monitor for symptoms and wear a mask for at least five days after exposure.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19—even if they are mild—please stay home from school, get tested, and remain home until you receive test results. Symptoms include cough, fatigue, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, headache, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, nausea or vomiting, chills, or fever.

We are less than two weeks away from our first normal graduation ceremony in three years. Please help us do everything we can to keep our school community healthy and all of our Class of 2022 graduates able to attend their commencement.”

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