Along with all schools in the state of Texas, Catholic schools will remain closed until April 3, 2020. The continuity of students’ education and formation during this time of not being physically present in classrooms is our primary focus, and we’re working with every individual school to ensure that a robust system of remote learning is in place so that students will not only continue to grow as scholars, but also as saints. We encourage all families to contact their local school in regards to the protocol for e-learning or remote learning.Letter to Parents: March 20, 2020
And of course, to continue to take necessary steps to keep your family free from infection following local and national ordinances as well as recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Dallas County Health and Human Services.
Our prayers are with all in our community, especially those who are ill and their families, and healthcare and public health workers. May the peace of Christ control our hearts and permeate our lives.
Members of our communities can practice and reinforce the following precautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Stay home if sick with any illness
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be notified if there is a case of COVID-19 in my child’s school?
Your child’s school will notify families and take necessary action if any case of COVID-19 is confirmed within the school community. We will make every effort to protect the dignity of all within our community, and identifying information about any who contract the illness will only be shared if specifically recommended by Dallas County Health Department.
Do I need to notify my school if I travel?
The decision to ask families about their travel plans is up to the discretion of each individual school, but we encourage you to notify your school if anyone in your family has traveled or plans to travel to areas where the infection rate is a 2 or above, and to stay up to date on the CDC travel advisories.
How should I talk to my children about COVID-19?
Children experience stress differently than adults. Click here for a helpful resource on speaking with children about Coronavirus.