Hayes Elementary School Classes Enter Quarantine After Rise of Positive Cases

(Enid, OK) All Hayes Elementary School students have moved to virtual learning this week as Enid Public Schools officials try to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the district.

Hayes has six positive cases of COVID-19, two students and four staff members, according to figures on the EPS website on Friday. With the positive cases, all 238 students have begun distance learning on Monday. In addition to the four staff members who tested positive, another five staff members are out because they are in close-contact quarantine.

Monroe and Taft elementary schools each have one entire class quarantined as well.

The number of people districtwide who are in either positive-test isolation or close-contact quarantine rose to 395 on Friday, up from 361 on Thursday, and number of positive cases districtwide rose to 36 on Friday.

Enid High School has the most positive cases, doubling from five to 10 on Friday, consisting of eight students and two staff members. Hayes has the second most with six cases.

Longfellow Middle School has four cases, one student and three staff members. Glenwood and Monroe elementary schools each have three cases, all students at Glenwood and all staff members at Monroe.

Waller Middle School and Adams Elementary School each have two students in positive-test isolation. Emerson Middle School and Garfield Elementary School each have one staff member who tested positive.

Two staff members in transportation, one staff member in the Administrative Services Center and one staff member in IT also are in positive-test isolation.

Enid High has the most people affected at 93, 74 students and nine staff members, in close-contact quarantine in addition to the 10 positive cases.

Monroe has 83 people affected, 80 in close-contact quarantine and three positive cases.