Enid Public Schools to Stay in Distance Learning Through End of Year As COVID-19 Numbers Rise


(Enid, OK) Enid Public Schools students will remain in distance/virtual learning through Christmas break due to Garfield County’s high number of new COVID-19 positive cases, district officials announced on Friday.

Garfield County averaged 75.8 cases per 100,000 population in the seven-day period from Nov. 27th to Dec. 3rd. The county remains in the red level on the Oklahoma State Board of Education model. EPS students will remain in distance learning through Dec. 18th, which is the last day before the district’s  two-week Christmas break. The earliest students can be back in class is Jan. 5.

Oklahoma gained 3,241 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 22 more deaths, including one in Alva, reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Deaths reported on Sunday were 13 men and nine women, 20 of them being in the 65 and older age group and two in the 50-64 age group. Counties with reported deaths included 10 in Oklahoma, three in Tulsa, two in Muskogee and one each in Garvin, Bryan, Comanche, Woods, Kiowa, Washington, and Okmulgee.

Garfield County gained 48 new cases Sunday for a total of 4,274 overall since March with 564 active cases and 3,673 recovered, according to OSDH. Enid sees 494 out of 564 active cases in Garfield County.

Other county case increases in Northwest Oklahoma on Sunday included 28 in Kingfisher, 16 in Alfalfa, 14 in Noble, nine in Major, five each in Blaine and Woodward, four in Grant and three in Woods County.

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