Important COVID information. Please read.

Good Afternoon Pathways Parents & Students!

Pathways has adopted the following guidelines for COVID exposure and positive test. Please know that fully vaccinated individuals can become infected with Delta and transmit it to others, these are known as ‘breakthrough infections’. Delta now comprises 83% of all our current cases, so the guidelines are based on this aspect, and the direction from the Center for Disease Control. I want to thank each and every one of you for taking precautions as we fight this terrible virus. Your efforts help keep our community safe and ensure that learning continues as much as possible without interruption.  Pathways will continue to monitor changes and modify our direction accordingly.  Every decision we make is with your safety in mind.  We appreciate you, we need you, as we would not be the excellent college we are without you.  Please be safe.  

Note:  If you are receiving this email – it is for informational purpose only so that you are aware of this important student communication.

Experiencing Symptoms or Exposed to a Person with Positive Test Results (Delta) – Vaccinated or Unvaccinated

1]  The exposed individual should quarantine and be tested at the earliest (Day 4, recommended on 5th day)

2]  If the test results are negative – the individual can return back to campus and/or class.

3]  If the test results are positive – the individual will need to stay quarantined until a negative test result can be obtained or 14 days have passed  

4]  The individual should wear a mask in public indoor setting for that 14 day period or until a negative test is received.

5]  Student should fill contact the Pathways main office at 405-682-7840 so that we can fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form required by Oklahoma Department of Health. and the CDC.

Person Exposed to an individual with no Test Results – and are exhibiting symptoms

1]  The exposed individual should quarantine and be tested at the earliest (Day 4, recommended on 5th day)

2]  If the individuals test negative – then they may return to campus and/or class.

3]  If the test results are positive – the individual will need to stay quarantined until a negative test result can be obtained or 14 days have passed.  

4]  The individual should wear a mask in public indoor setting for that 14 day period or until a negative test is received.

5]  Student should fill contact the Pathways main office at 405-682-7840 so that we can fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form required by Oklahoma Department of Health. and the CDC.

Close Contact through Proximity and Duration or Exposure (CDC definition)

1] Being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period.  An infected individuals can spread the virus from 2 days before they have any symptoms, or for asymptomatic individuals, 2 days before the positive specimen collection date.

2]  The CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.

Delta Symptoms
Fever or Chills
Cough
Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore Throat
Congestion or Runny Nose
Nausea or Vomiting
Diarrhea

If your student is showing any of thee symptoms, please keep the student home and pursue COVID testing as soon as possible.

Just a reminder:

The only people that need to quarantine are those that have had: Close Contact through Proximity and Duration or Exposure (CDC definition)-Being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period within 2 days before the positive specimen collection date.

Thank you,

Pathways. Middle College

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