This evening, Chief Operations Officer Jorge Robles presented an update on our COVID-19 health data to our Board of Education. The update included a review of the key data that the district uses to assess health and safety conditions in the district and surrounding areas.
Insights from tonight’s data review include:
Foundational Health Care Metrics
- COVID-19 rates (7 day rolling average) for Tulsa County and the State of Oklahoma are at their highest point.
- We have no indication that rates will go down soon.
Early Warning Indicators
- Case counts for staff have gone up after returning from holiday break.
- Screen and go application is strengthening our health screening efforts.
- We should expect an effect of vaccinations once rolled out later this month through March before we see substantial decreases in cases.
Foundational System Metrics
- Staffing levels for teacher and support professionals are areas of concern that we continue to monitor closely.
- We are working with the Tulsa Health Department on start vaccination for our team members in the 65+ group, plus our nurses and health care assistants.
- Vaccination will take place in a drive through format
- People who receive the vaccine will have a designated area to park and wait the required 15 minutes of observation. Staff will be monitoring.
- Vaccination will be done by Tulsa Health Department personnel.
- Communication with specifics will go out in the next 24 hours to the team members in the 65+.
- 4 tests positive of asymptomatic opt-ins so far from 324 tests.
- Working with the Tulsa Health Department to finalize sampling methodology and reporting for surveillance testing of adults and students starting at the end of the month.