Tulsa Public Schools to relax mask expectations

Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist announced updated Covid safety protocols at Monday night’s school board meeting.

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) has announced they will no longer expect masks for students and staff while indoors after Thanksgiving break.

Speaking at Monday night’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist said standalone high school campuses will follow the new rules starting Monday, Nov. 29.

All other TPS campuses will see the updated protocols go into effect on Tuesday, Jan. 4 of the new year. This includes elementary schools, middle and junior high schools, and school sites for 6th through 12th grade students.

The district says they will continue to recommend all students and staff to wear a mask, and will monitor case rates as each date draws closer.

Students and staff who take a school bus to and from school will still be required to wear a mask due to the federal mandate for masking on public transportation.

The full list of changes to the district’s Covid safety protocols can be found here.



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