Lawton Public Schools Possible COVID-19 Exposure Notice
This webpage will be updated regularly as positive cases are identified within the district. The district’s priority upon hearing of a probable positive case is to directly reach out to staff or parents affected and communicate next steps as it aligns with the safety guidelines and procedures. Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the district cannot release names or details.
It is important that parents and staff remain in contact and communicate information for the safety of others with school leadership or administrators at the school site. Personal health procedures and extra disinfecting measures continue to be in place. District leadership remains in constant communication and in full cooperation with Comanche County Health Department.
All staff and parents of students who have been in close contact (6 feet or less for more than fifteen minutes at a time) with a positive case are being notified by the health department that their student will need to quarantine for 14 days. If you have not been contacted, you or your student have not met the requirements of a “Close Contact.”
SUMMARY of *Traditional Positive cases:
19 Total Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Tests since August 24, 2020
3 employees (3 have recovered as of 9-08-20)
– 1 Douglass
– 1 Carriage Hills
– 1 Non-Certified staff (staff does not work in a building)
16 students (5 have recovered as of 9-16-20)
– 4 Eisenhower High School
– 3 MacArthur High School
– 2 Eisenhower Middle School
– 2 MacArthur Middle School
– 1Crosby Park Elementary
– 1 Freedom Elementary
– 2 Pioneer Park Elementary
– 1 Sullivan Village Elementary
Currently (as of 9-18-20)
11 students remain isolated by CCHD due to a positive test
134 Total individuals are quarantined by CCHD due to “close contact.” (Updated 9-18-20)
10 employees (Some staff were quarantined due to outside contacts and not related to the school setting.)
124 students (All students quarantined should be participating in virtual instruction.Some students were quarantined due to outside contacts and not related to the school setting.)
(*Students who are virtual and not on campus are not included in this summary.)
LPS School District nurses work closely with CCHD to verify information received.
For COVID-19, a “close contact” is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19.
If you are contacted by the Health Department, please follow their recommendations. We appreciate the Comanche County Health Department for their partnership and guidance in protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.
For further questions, please contact the Comanche County Health Department at 580-248-5890. Thank you for your cooperation.