Central Catholic COVID-19 Update
The email below was delivered to parents and guardians on July 24, 2020
July 24, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Last night, one of our varsity football support staff members reported to Central Catholic that he tested positive for COVID-19. He was last at practice on Thursday, July 16, 2020. When symptoms arose, he self-quarantined and was tested.
With the exception of this staff member, no other coach or athlete has shown symptoms. In an abundance of caution, practice and team activities have been suspended through Monday, August 3.
This staff member was not hands-on with student athletes on the field or in the weight room and spent the majority of his time on the sidelines. Per the CDC, close contact is defined as any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes. As part of the contact tracing protocol, anyone who has close contact with an infected person must self-quarantine for 14 days from the time of last exposure. Coaches have been instructed to quarantine until Thursday, July 30. Team members are not required to quarantine but should monitor symptoms.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may include, but are not limited to, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, or new loss of taste or smell. We recommend that you review the guidelines from the CDC and contact your health care professional with questions or if your child shows signs of any symptoms listed above.
As a part of our COVID-19 summer high school sports safety protocol, each coach and athlete is required to pass a health screen and temperature check each day. The safety of our community is our top priority. Common areas including restrooms, weight rooms and locker rooms as well as equipment are cleaned and sanitized daily. We are following the safety requirements as put forth by the CDC, PA State Department of Health and the PIAA.
We will continue to keep our community informed in these ever-changing times.
If you have any questions, contact Mr. Andy Macurak, Assistant Principal for Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org