The administration of St. Cecilia Catholic School is closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19. To ensure the safety of our students, faculty & staff, parents, and our community, the school is following updates and recommendations from the City of Houston Health Department, Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the Catholic Schools Office. As such, we are proactively taking steps to ensure the cleanliness of our campus, and we are prepared to take appropriate actions should a disruption in normal school operations occur, including the continued delivery of our curriculum through online learning opportunities.
With Spring Break beginning at the end of next week, families should monitor any travel restrictions put in place by the CDC. In addition, out of an abundance of caution, we are implementing protective measures for our students, families, faculty, or staff traveling abroad. Any student or staff returning from countries in the CDC Level 2 and 3 travel advisory should notify school administration and should self-isolate at home for a period of 14 days, returning to campus only when symptom-free. Absences for these students will be marked as excused and accommodations for distance learning and make-up work will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
As noted in the latest St. Cecilia Catholic Church Bulletin, the parish and school are following guidelines from the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston regarding Hygiene for Liturgical Assembly.
As this is a developing situation, if there is a need to communicate further updates, we will communicate via Insider Alert emails, social media, and/or other communications such as IRIS alerts if necessary.
As a basic precaution, families should continue to practice routine healthy hygiene habits such as:
- Keep children at home if they are sick, and please remain home until symptom and fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine. If children are exhibiting even mild symptoms, please err on the side of caution.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, use the elbow of your sleeve. Don’t use your hands to cover coughs and sneezes.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Additional Resource Links
City of Houston Health Department
Texas Department of State Health Services
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization