Important NPS Mask Update
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Message from the Superintendent
WHAT TO KNOW
Norman City Council has lifted its city mask mandate.
Norman Public Schools will continue current masks-required protocols through the end of the school year.
Beginning with our outdoor graduation ceremonies, as well as summer programs and activities, masks will be strongly recommended on all NPS campuses moving forward.
Vaccinations are available for anyone age 12 and older at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.
On Tuesday, May 18, the Norman City Council voted to lift its mask mandate effective immediately. The Norman Board of Education approved this afternoon our recommendation that NPS continue its current masks-required protocols through the end of the school year. We believe that with just days of instruction remaining, it is in the best interest of our students and staff to finish the year with consistency.
Additionally, the Board approved our recommendation that, beginning with summer school and summer activities, masks be strongly recommended on all NPS campuses moving forward, which will give families options. This change also includes our high school graduation ceremonies for both Norman High and Norman North. These events will take place outdoors at Harve Collins Stadium and seating capacity has been limited.
We will continue to strongly encourage all students, staff and parents to follow CDC guidelines regarding masking. It is important to note that recent updates to these guidelines relaxing mask recommendations apply to fully vaccinated individuals.
I remain optimistic and encouraged by rising vaccination totals. In fact, thanks to our partnerships with the Cleveland County Health Department and Immy Labs, this year we were able to offer vaccination clinics to our teachers on the very first day they were eligible. Just a few weeks ago we offered vaccine clinics for students 16 and up and last Friday we were able to host another clinic for students 12 and up. The response to those clinics was outstanding and every available appointment was filled. If you or someone you know would like to be vaccinated, appointments are available to anyone age 12 and older at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.
The district will maintain all other safety protocols, including contact tracing, social distancing to the extent possible and all enhanced sanitization and cleaning protocols. We remain vigilant in our response to COVID-19 and will continue to work with our community partners to monitor trends in cases. The health and safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance and we will remain flexible and responsive with our practices as conditions change. You can find complete information about our response to COVID-19, including current protocols and procedures here.
Dr. Nick Migliorino
Norman Public Schools