Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MNTC has implemented plans that ensure the safety of all students, employees, and campus visitors. Safety is our priority. Together our actions can create a more engaged, connected, and safe experience for all.
Circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic change frequently, and we continue to monitor data and guidance from local, state, and federal sources. The items below outline the current plan as we begin the 2021-2022 school year. Details are subject to change. The latest information will always be available at www.mntc.edu.
MNTC will hold traditional, in-person classes. Social distancing is encouraged in all group situations, including classrooms.
In compliance with Oklahoma Senate Bill 658, masks and vaccinations will not be required for students or staff. In situations where close contact may be likely, masks are strongly recommended.
Seating on buses will allow for maximum space between riders, and electrostatic sprayers will be used to clean and sanitize buses.
- Class Times & Bus SchedulePDF download
Contact tracing and COVID reporting will continue in collaboration with the Cleveland County and state health departments.
Program-related activities like CTSO contests will continue.
Parents, Guests, and Visitors
Parents, guests, and visitors are welcome to enter campus buildings through designated entrances. Without an appointment, they should use the Main Entrance in the Main Building on the Franklin Road Campus.
Guidance on quarantine practices will be taken from state law and recommendations from the Cleveland County and Oklahoma state health departments. Please see the scenarios for specific guidance.
- Social distancing will be encouraged. Furniture in classroom and common areas is arranged to maximize space between individuals.
- Enhanced sanitization will continue on high-touch surfaces, desks, tables, restrooms, etc.
- Electrostatic sprayers will continue to be used in classrooms and high-traffic areas.
- School HVAC systems have been adjusted and improved to allow additional air flow within buildings.
When are quarantines required?
If you have symptoms*, may have been exposed to COVID-19, or have had a positive test, please complete the online Exposure Form immediately!! A specialist will contact you to discuss what you should do. For general guidance, see the information below.
- Current guidance separates symptoms into two categories – Class A and Class B. (see below)
- To be considered symptomatic, an individual must have one or more Class A symptoms and/or three
or more Class B symptoms.
- A symptom that is due to a known condition, such as asthma, should not be considered.
Class A Symptoms
- Fever of 100.4F or higher
- Sore throat
- Difficulty breathing
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- New onset of loss of taste or smell
Class B Symptoms
- Fever less than 100.4F
- Stuffy OR runny nose
- Muscle/body aches
- Loss of appetite
- New onset of severe headache
Scenario 1 – Student close contact with an active case of COVID-19, but not experiencing symptoms*
- A student has had known close contact with an individual with an active case of COVID-19 but is not experiencing symptoms.
- Student should watch closely for symptoms* for fourteen days after date of last exposure.
Scenario 2 – Student is experiencing symptoms*, but no known exposure to COVID-19
- A student or employee is experiencing symptoms* but has had no known close contact with an individual with an active case of COVID-19.
- If the individual tests positive or declines to test, they may return to campus after ten days AND after twenty-four hours with no fever without using fever reducers.
- If the individual tests negative, follow advice of medical professionals and take precautions to protect others from contagious illness.
Scenario 3 – Student is experiencing symptoms*, has had an exposure, and tested positive
- A student or employee is experiencing symptoms*, has had known close contact with an individual with an active case of COVID-19, and has tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of symptoms.
- Individual must quarantine immediately. They may return to campus after ten days AND after twenty- four hours with no fever without using fever reducers.