COVID-19 Resources & FAQs


School Year 2021-22 COVID-19 Guidance

The previous school year taught us that COVID is unpredictable. It is imperative that school districts create flexible action plans that will allow for the greatest likelihood of in-person instruction during the 2021-22 school year.

Preventing COVID-19 in Schools, SY 2021-22

Please take a moment to review the most recent guidance (July 2021) from the Oklahoma State Department of Health regarding how schools can implement mitigation measures if transmission within a school increases and how to provide the greatest level of protection for students and staff.

Included within the guidance:

  • Five key prevention strategies
  • Important considerations
  • Assessing symptomatic students and staff

Preventing COVID-19 in Schools: Guidance from the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma State Department of Education


Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQs & Resources For Oklahoma Public Schools

Explore a variety of information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on Oklahoma public schools. Please note that as we learn more about COVID-19 and the many issues surrounding it, OSDE's guidance is expected to evolve. The information below is organized by date, with the latest resources available at top.

November 12, 2021

November 10, 2021

October 28, 2021

October 26, 2021

October 20, 2021

October 7, 2021

October 5, 2021

September 29, 2021

September 27, 2021

September 22, 2021

September 15, 2021

September 1, 2021

August 26, 2021

August 4, 2021

July 15, 2021

June 7, 2021

May 19, 2021

April 23, 2021

March 26, 2021

March 3, 2021

December 21, 2020

December 7, 2020

November 24, 2020

September 28, 2020

September 18, 2020

September 17, 2020

Septemer 10, 2020

August 31, 2020

July 12, 2020

July 10, 2020

July 1, 2020

June 19, 2020

May 18, 2020

April 24, 2020

April 10, 2020

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Resources in ASL

April 7, 2020

April 1, 2020

March 30, 2020

March 27, 2020

March 26, 2020

March 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

March 17, 2020

March 16, 2020

March 14, 2020

As we continue to develop resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSDE wants to ensure you have access to updated information and guidance being developed on an ongoing basis by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Centers for Disease Control "School Decision Tree" and considerations for school closure resource
School Decisions Responding to COVID-19
CDC Resource: Considerations for School Closure


Return to Learn: School Reopening Guidance (School Year 2020-21)

The resources provided below are meant to assist district and school leaders as they make decisions that are in the best interests of their students and staff.

While the Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to approve the Oklahoma School Safety Protocols as a set of recommendations instead of requirements, the OSDE encourages school districts to give these safety protocols their strongest consideration.


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Last updated on November 22, 2021