COVID-19 AWARENESS AND UPDATES

March 26, 2020

We understand communication is key during these unprecedented times. As we make decisions, we will post them here.

With the adoption of the Continuous Learning Plan, Central Tech will begin alternative delivery instruction on April 6.

Instructors will notify students individually by April 6 with the online learning environment for that class. Each class will establish a plan that works best for their curriculum.

We are developing a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) report for staff and one for students. Look for it here next week.  

Job Fairs scheduled for April 3 and April 17 have been canceled.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time as we continue to make decisions and move forward.

March 19, 2020

STAFF PHONE CALL:

As you know, Central Tech is closed until at least April 6, 2020. In addition to suspending classes and events, only Central Tech personnel contacted by their supervisor will report to campus after Spring Break on March 23, 2020, in order to limit exposure.

If you are not contacted, please continue to follow CDC guidelines. Communication will be key during the next two weeks.

Return here for official postings and updates related to Central Tech as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as decisions regarding this matter are made.

STUDENT PHONE CALL:

As you know, Central Tech is closed until at least April 6, 2020.

In the event a confirmed case occurs in our school community, we will work with the Oklahoma State Department of Health to notify staff, students and parents/guardians within our community.

Return here for official postings and updates related to Central Tech as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, patience, and understanding as decisions regarding this matter are made.

March 18, 2020

In order to carry out the emergency orders of Governor Stitt surrounding the coronavirus state of emergency, Central Technology Center is closed until at least April 6, 2020.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to protect our campus community, all classes, in-person training, and on campus events will be suspended effective immediately until April 6, 2020. This includes, but is not limited to job fairs, recruitment events, tours, student programs, conferences, and social events at all Central Tech locations.

In addition to suspending training and events, only Central Tech required personnel will report to campus after Spring Break on March 23, 2020, in order to limit exposure.

“We encourage you to comply with what health officials have recommended,” said Ron Dyer, Superintendent at Central Tech. “The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities.”

There are no confirmed cases on any of our campuses at this time; however, as local, state, national and global public health recommendations shift to include mitigation of transmission, Central Tech is proactively taking steps that will help to protect the community. If you can, please stay home and enjoy family time. If you must go out, please practice social distancing, allowing at least six feet between you and other individuals. If you have questions about COVID-19, please contact your medical professional or the county health department. You also can learn more about how to prevent the illness by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.

In the event a confirmed case occurs in our school community, we will work with the Oklahoma State Department of Health to notify staff, students and parents/guardians within our community.

Communication will be key during the next two weeks. Return here for official postings and updates related to Central Tech as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, patience, and understanding as decisions regarding this matter are made.

March 18, 2020

CLINICAL SITE UPDATE

Central Tech administrators were informed the individual who allegedly tested positive for the coronavirus and mentioned in our March 13th post – in fact tested negative for COVID-19. 

March 13, 2020

Today, one of Central Tech’s clinical sites announced a patient tested positive for COVID-19. Central Tech had one student utilizing that site who received notification not to return to clinicals. The student went to school and spoke with the instructor where she was immediately sent home and instructed to follow the CDC guidelines.

As a safety precaution Central Tech has temporarily suspended all clinical training in health care settings for students until further notice.

There are currently no cases of COVID-19 at Central Tech. In the event a confirmed case occurs in our school, we will work with OSDH to notify staff, parents, and students.

You can continue to find official updates here.

March 12, 2020

At Central Tech the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recent discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications.

As a school district, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We encourage our students, staff and families to be mindful of key preventive measures. Health officials recommend local communities and schools should take the same steps to protect against coronavirus as we take to prevent the spread of other diseases, like colds or the flu:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Avoid sharing food.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The CDC offers additional tips on its website that can be useful in avoiding the spread of this and other illnesses and updated information on the coronavirus.

Please remember that if children are sick, they should not be at school. Students need to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class after any illness. Keeping children home when they are sick is critical to prevention. 

In the event a confirmed case occurs in our school community, we will work with OSDH to notify staff and parents/guardians within our community through phone calls, the district website, and the district’s social media pages.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact LaDonna.Gear@centraltech.edu, 918.352.2551 in Drumright or Kim.Howard@centraltech.edu, 918.224.9300 in Sapulpa.

New Travel Restrictions

  • Effective March 12, 2020, all school sponsored out-of-state travel is prohibited until further notice.
  • There are no current restrictions on in-state school related travel.
  • For those of you traveling over spring break and for personal reason, we hope you will familiarize with the protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We will continue to provide updates as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience as we make decision regarding this matter.