Central Catholic COVID-19 Update
The email below was delivered to our community on 11.17.2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Today we received a report that two students have tested positive for COVID-19. These students were last on campus on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. This brings our total current case count at Central Catholic to 10 people for the month of November.
Students will return to Central Catholic for in-person learning upon the conclusion of Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 unless otherwise noted. Effective Nov. 13, 2020, all athletics and extra-curricular activities that cannot be conducted online are suspended while we are online-only.
Zoom links are posted on your sons’ Moodle for each class, and they are expected to check in for each class each day. If your student needs to make arrangements to retrieve something from Central Catholic to complete his online learning, please make arrangements with Mrs. Stephani Horey at the Welcome Center at 412.208.3400 x3423 or email@example.com. The main building will be open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day this week.
The students have been advised to follow the Exclusion From and Return to School Requirements Form. We are working directly with the Allegheny County Health Department to determine close contacts. If your student is deemed a close contact, you will receive a phone call from our administration with further instructions.
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.
We encourage you to review the Health and Safety Plan to Reopen Central Catholic regularly to familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 protocols and procedures.
Consistent with CDC and health department guidelines, 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 high school safety protocol, each student is required to pass a health screen and temperature check each day. The safety of our community is our top priority. Common areas, classrooms, restrooms and the dining hall are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and again each night. We are following the safety requirements as put forth by the CDC and the PA State Department of Health.
We will continue to keep our community informed in these ever-changing times. If you have any questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brother Tony Baginski, FSC