COVID-19 Notification - Meridian Tech

COVID-19 Notification

September 11, 2020

Meridian Students and Families:

We learned today that a Meridian student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not been on campus since testing positive. In following HIPAA and FERPA regulations, we are not legally able to release the student’s identity. 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 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 the students we believe may have had close contact with the student who is positive in a separate email.

If you have not received a separate email, we do not believe that you (your student) had close contact with the individual in question 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 following steps:

  • Providing masks or neck gaiters for all students
  • Social distancing when possible
  • Closed common areas
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout campus
  • Cleaning supplies provided in each classroom
  • Backpack sprayers to help disinfect classrooms, bathrooms, buses and common areas
  • Continued work of our custodial team in cleaning classrooms and high-traffic, high-touch areas
  • Modified entry points with students entering doors closest to their program
  • Pre-packaged food/beverages available in program areas to limit student traffic

We are asking 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