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COVID-19 Continues to Impact LPS

Posted Date: 07/10/2020

COVID-19 Continues to Impact LPS

Lawton, OK: Lawton Public Schools received information of probable positive COVID-19 cases at MacArthur High School late this week. The cases directly affect an athletic organization that was in the midst of summer workout. Appropriate safety measures were swiftly taken and the district is currently in communication with the Comanche County Health Department (CCHD) for confirmation.

LPS reported its first positive case two weeks ago. District leadership continues to monitor and verify reports received. As more community members opt for COVID-19 testing, 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.

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. If you are contacted by the Health Department, please follow their recommendations.

Personal health procedures and extra disinfecting measures continue to be in place. District leadership remains in constant communication and in full cooperation with CCHD.

Summer athletics are voluntary and parents with concerns may keep their child home. Please notify your child’s coach if you choose to do so. For further questions, please contact the Comanche County Health Department at 580-248-5890. Thank you for your cooperation.