Sick Policy

COVID-19 MITIGATION PROTOCOLS

2021-22 School Year

St. Gregory the Great Parish School reserves the right to adjust, expand or remove any of these policies during the 2021-22 school year.

FACE MASK POLICY

Note: The CDC recommends a face mask indoors for all unvaccinated individuals in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL OR GRADE IS EXPOSED TO COVID-19?

SCHOOL EXPOSURE TO A POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE

NOTE: Exposure in a school setting is when an individual tests positive for COVID-19 and was in school

either 48 hours prior to the test (asymptomatic) or 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms

(symptomatic).

 

1 Positive Case at a Grade Level

  • Entire grade level receives email notification of exposure, recommending that students

and teachers monitor for symptoms.

  • Parents have the choice to quarantine their child. Virtual school is not provided.
  • Homework arrangements made with the grade level teacher.

 2 Positive Cases at Grade Level (when 2nd positive case is within 10 days of initial positive test)

  • Entire grade level receives email notification of second exposure.
  • Students and teachers are expected to wear a mask indoors for the next 10 days

(regardless of vaccination status or positive COVID-19 test in the last 90 days) and should

continue to monitor for symptoms.

  • Parents have the choice to quarantine their child. Virtual school is not provided.
  • Homework arrangements made with a grade level teacher.

 Grade Level Quarantine

 We are committed to keeping our students in school. Therefore, any required grade level

quarantine is determined at the discretion of the Administrative Team and Father Todd.

  • If a grade level quarantine is deemed necessary, virtual school is provided for the entire

grade.

  • If a grade level is quarantined, all students are required to participate in virtual learning

at home regardless of vaccination status or positive COVID-19 test in the last 90-days.

 

HOUSEHOLD AND SOCIAL EXPOSURE TO A POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE

Exposure in the household is when a member of the family, living in the same residence tests positive

for COVID-19. Exposure in a social setting is when a student is deemed a close contact of a COVID-19 case outside of our school community (i.e., football practice, birthday party, etc.). In these situations, the CDC defines a “close contact” as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period either 48 hours prior to the test (asymptomatic) or 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms (symptomatic).

It is the parents’ responsibility to notify the school immediately after learning of a household or

social exposure.

 

 Vaccinated Students/Teachers/Staff

  • Do NOT need to quarantine after a household exposure with proof of vaccination.
  • Those who chose not to get tested are required to mask for a total of 10 days after

known exposure.

 

 Unvaccinated Students/Teachers/Staff

  • Required to quarantine.
  • May return to school after Day 5 of the quarantine.

 The individual must be symptom free.

 

WHEN A CHILD/TEACHER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Students/teachers/staff who test positive for COVID-19 are required to follow the CDC guidelines

related to the quarantine and isolation process. During the quarantine period, virtual school is not

provided. Homework arrangements made with the grade level teacher.

 

Symptomatic individuals are allowed to return to school after:

  • 5 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving

Asymptomatic individuals are allowed to return to school after 5 days have passed since the positive

COVID-19 test.

 

OTHER MITIGATION PROTOCOLS

ILLNESS POLICY

Much of our school’s success in mitigating COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year was due to our

school community’s vigilant monitoring of student health. It is imperative that all students, parents,

teachers and staff continue to monitor their health.

 

Those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are required to stay home and call the child’s

healthcare provider to discuss whether the child needs to be evaluated and to determine options for

getting tested for COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Cough (new onset or worsening of chronic cough)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell

Not everyone with COVID-19 has these symptoms. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. Some

people may also experience fatigue or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or

abdominal pain.

If a student experiences seasonal allergies or other recurring symptoms, they may stay in school with a

doctor’s medical excuse.

 

If a student is out of school and being tested for COVID-19, their siblings may remain in school. A parent may excuse the sibling from school while waiting for the test result.

CLEANING AND SANITIZING

  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Appropriate hand washing and sanitizing as recommended by the CDC
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available at every entrance of the building and classroom

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

Distance will not be consistently maintained. The CDC recommends that students maintain a physical

distance of at least 3 feet in classrooms and gathering areas. Should students/teachers/staff be exposed

to COVID-19, the physical distance between students will increase as a measure to mitigate the spread.

 

 

VISITORS AND GATHERINGS

School visitors and/or volunteers will be limited, and permitted on a case-by-case basis. Large group

gatherings are tentative and subject to change.

 

Updated 1/3/2022