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Employee Information

COVID Testing Available for Mid-Del Staff

Mid-Del employees may be tested for COVID-19 at the Mid-Del Learning and Services Center Monday-Friday between 9-3:00 p.m. (no appointment needed). The Mid-Del Learning and Services Center is located at 4731 Judy Drive in Del City (formerly Del Crest Middle School).

Exposure to COVID-19
Procedures for Employees

The threat of exposure to the COVID-19 virus will be something our community will continue to face for the unforeseen future.  How our district responds to confirmed exposure should be based on current information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and the best interest of our employees based on common sense practices.  We can remain safe while continuing our mission at Mid-Del Public Schools.

There are three categories we need to look at when it comes to exposure to COVID-19:

  1. Positive COVID test result. In the event an employee tests positive for COVID, that individual should notify their supervisor and Human Resources as soon as possible and cease reporting to work. An individual who tests positive may return to work 10 calendar days after testing as long as respiratory symptoms have improved and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

  2. Symptomatic for COVID/not tested. If an employee has not tested for COVID, but exhibits COVID symptoms (particularly fever), this individual should notify their supervisor and Human Resources as soon as possible and cease reporting to work.  In order to return to work, at least 10 calendar days would need to have passed since symptoms first appeared, the employee would need to fever-free for at least 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication), and an improvement in any respiratory symptoms. 

    COVID-19 related symptoms may include the following:

    1. Fever or chills

    2. Cough or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    3. Fatigue

    4. Muscle or body aches

    5. Headache

    6. NEW loss of taste or smell

    7. Sore throat

    8. Congestion or runny nose

    9. Nausea or vomiting

    10. Diarrhea

  3. Known Exposure (Close Contact) to positive COVID-19 individual. Close contact is described as being within 6 feet of a confirmed infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated.  Even if an employee does not have symptoms, they should notify their supervisor and Human Resources as soon as possible and cease reporting to work.  The employee may return to work 10 calendar days from the date of first exposure, provided they are not symptomatic.  An employee may also return to work with written documentation of a negative COVID test after completing at least 7 days of quarantine. The COVID test must be taken no earlier than the 6th day of quarantine. If the employee becomes symptomatic during this time, refer to the appropriate category above.

UPDATE April 6, 2021:

Updated language on COVID-19 Quarantines

In accordance with recent changes published by the CDC and OCCHD, Mid-Del Public Schools will adapt our district’s policy regarding social distancing and quarantine:

  • Fully-vaccinated individuals who have been exposed to an infected individual do not need to quarantine unless they develop symptoms.

  • Fully-vaccinated is defined as 2 weeks after the second dose in a double-dose series or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine.

 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to protect the medical information of an employee from being shared with colleagues.  However, anyone working in the department or building of an employee who tested positive would be notified of the risk of exposure with a reasonable effort to protect the employee’s information.  Whether additional staff would need to be quarantined would depend on the amount of known exposure.  Employees who fall under one of the three categories listed above would need to complete a Fitness for Duty form prior to returning to work.

COVID-19 Return to Work Flowchart

COVID-19 Return to Work Flowchart 12-7-2020

Families First Coronavirus Relief Act

In the event that state or federal government does not reissue FFCRA, Mid-Del will be providing these additional leave protections for employees through June 30, 2020:

  •  An employee who tests positive for COVID-19 will receive up to eight days of paid sick leave to cover the quarantine period as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This leave will not count against an employee’s individual leave balance and may not be banked for later use. Written proof must be provided via email to hr-covid@mid-del.net  in order to receive this benefit.

  • An employee who must quarantine as a result of close contact to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 at the workplace (as determined by a district official) will receive up to eight days of paid sick leave to cover the quarantine period as recommended by the CDC. This leave will not count against an employee’s individual leave balance and may not be banked for later use. This benefit will not apply to close contact quarantines that occur as a result of interactions outside the workplace environment.

  • An employee caring for a child because the school or place of care for the child has been closed or childcare is unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions will receive up to eight days of sick leave at 2/3 pay to cover the quarantine period as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This leave will not count against an employee’s individual leave balance and may not be banked for later use. Written proof must be provided via email to hr-covid@mid-del.net in order to receive this benefit.

  • An employee caring for an individual who is subject to quarantine as a result of a COVID-19 situation will receive up to eight days of sick leave at 2/3 pay to cover the quarantine period as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This leave will not count against an employee’s individual leave balance and may not be banked for later use. Written proof must be provided via email to hr-covid@mid-del.net  in order to receive this benefit.


    These benefits may be utilized on more than one occasion based on the situation. If you have any further questions, please contact Human Resources.