COVID-19 Notification - Meridian Tech

COVID-19 Notification

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Meridian Students and Families:

We are beginning to see an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases throughout the Meridian district. We are sending you this second communication today to share that two additional Meridian students have tested positive for COVID-19. We are working directly with health officials and are writing to you in order to be transparent and provide the information that we are able to share. The safety of those on our campus is our top priority.

Our students and staff have done an excellent job of diligently wearing masks, social distancing and following the protocols we have put in place. We ask for your continued effort to help create a safe environment so that students can continue attending classes in person.

Our commitment to providing a safe environment includes the steps at this link. We are asking students and guests to continue partnering with us by following the guidelines below:

  • When on our campus, wear a mask in common areas and in classrooms where 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.
  • Individuals who are not feeling well, have a cough or shortness of breath, fever, sore throat, or chills should not come to campus.
  • Individuals who have been in close contact with any person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 should not come to campus.

In following HIPAA and FERPA regulations, we are not releasing the identities of the individuals. They are isolating at home and have not been on campus since testing positive. In addition to the contact tracing that health officials will complete to notify anyone potentially exposed, and in accordance with the plan Meridian put in place before the school year started, we have notified anyone we believe may have had close contact with the individuals who are positive.

If you have not received a separate communication, we do not believe that you (your student) had close contact with the individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and you should remain in on-campus instruction. No additional action is needed.

If a person knows they have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should contact their health care provider or their local county health department for information on next steps. Please visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov for additional guidance. For additional information please reference Meridian’s COVID-19 information at meridiantech.edu/BackToSchool2020. Should you have questions, please contact the Career Planning Center at 405.377.3333.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this pandemic together. Thank you for your support of Meridian Technology Center.

Sincerely,

Dr. Douglas Major
Superintendent/CEO

 

 


Thursday, November 12, 2020

 

Meridian Students and Families:


We learned today that a Meridian student has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working directly with health officials and are writing to you in order to be transparent and provide the information that we are able to share. The safety of those on our campus is our top priority.

 

In following HIPAA and FERPA regulations, we are not releasing the student’s identity. The individual is isolating at home and has not been on campus since testing positive. In addition to the contact tracing that health officials will complete to notify anyone potentially exposed, and in accordance with the plan Meridian put in place before the school year started, we have notified anyone we believe may have had close contact with the individual who is positive.

 

If you have not received a separate communication, we do not believe that you (your student) had close contact with the individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and you should remain in on-campus instruction. No additional action is needed. 

 

As a reminder, Meridian’s commitment to providing a safe environment includes the steps at this linkWe are asking students and guests to continue partnering with us by following the guidelines below:

 

  • When on our campus, wear a mask in common areas and in classrooms where 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.
  • If guests are not feeling well, have a cough or shortness of breath, fever, sore throat, or chills – they should not come to campus.
  • If guests have been in close contact with any person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 – they should not come to campus.

If a person knows they have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should contact their health care provider or their local county health department for information on next steps. Please visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov for additional guidance. For additional information please reference Meridian’s COVID-19 information at meridiantech.edu/BackToSchool2020. Should you have questions, please contact the Career Planning Center at 405.377.3333.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this pandemic together. Thank you for your support of Meridian Technology Center.

Sincerely,

Dr. Douglas Major
Superintendent/CEO