Central Catholic COVID-19 Update
The message below was delivered to our community on 11.23.2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Over the weekend we received a report that a student has tested positive for COVID-19. This student was last on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. This brings our total current case count at Central Catholic to 17 people for the month of November.
As a reminder, in an effort to mitigate risk and keep our students safe and healthy with the threat of a possible spike in cases in Allegheny county post-Thanksgiving, Central Catholic will continue online learning December 1stthrough December 4th, then continue back in hybrid the following week from December 7th through Christmas break December 18th with pause days on December 9th and 16th. Based on the conditions in Allegheny County and what we are experiencing in school, we will determine what to do following the Christmas break.
In the unfortunate event that your son does contract COVID-19 while we are in the online learning model or over the Thanksgiving break, please notify us. We want to ensure that we are doing our due diligence in keeping accurate case counts within the Central Catholic community even when we are not together in-person.
The student has been advised to follow the Exclusion From and Return to School Requirements Form. Based on the information provided by the student and family, there were no close contacts at Central Catholic.
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