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:
We are asking guests to continue partnering with us by following the guidelines below:
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.
Dr. Douglas Major