• COVID-19 Symptoms

    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

If you have symptoms, take standard respiratory virus precautions:

Stay home and away from others until, for 24 hours, both are true:

  • Your symptoms are getting better overall, and

  • You have not had a fever and are not using fever-reducing medication.

When you return to normal activities, we request that for five days you wear an unvented mask when indoors and stay six feet from others when feasible.

Please follow these precautions whenever you have a respiratory illness:



Optional COVID Tests

Rapid Self-Tests are available for purchase at pharmacies.

If you do a rapid antigen test, false positives are quite rare, so a positive result is considered confirmation you have COVID-19. But a negative result from an antigen test is false about half the time. As of early 2024, people were sometimes not testing positive on a rapid test until the third, fourth, or fifth day of symptoms.

PCR Tests

  • Contact your family doctor. 

  • Testing may be available at CVS and Walgreens or various clinics.

  • Free PCR tests are provided by the Washington County Health Department at 5121 Jacquelyn Lane; use their online portal or call 918-335-3005.

Insurance coverage of COVID testing is no longer guaranteed; contact your insurer for details. FYI, HealthChoice covers 80% of testing, after you meet your deductible, if it is completed at a Network office or facility.

Optional Vaccinations

Both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are now available for those ages 6 months and up and are available at local pharmacies

Please note that the district does not expect students or parents to solicit medical advice from Bartlesville Public Schools personnel; they should consult trusted health care providers.

Public Comment

Opportunities for public comment are available at monthly school board meetings. In addition, the public is invited to email any comments/suggestions regarding the Safe Return to Learn Plan and Use of ARP ESSER III Funds Plan to