Due to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) as well as flu season, we’re taking several precautions. The most important is to encourage anyone feeling symptoms of illness or diagnoses sick to stay home from Mass and/or school for the duration of it, as appropriate.

At all OF Masses:

  • we will suspend the handshake/kiss of peace (EF Masses already do not include this)

At our parish school, our protocols remain consistent with the Centers for Disease Control & World Heath Organization:

  • frequently touched objects and surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected
  • common areas, like our classrooms, are cleaned and disinfected daily
  • parents of children who are sick are asked to keep them home and are not allowed to return to school until 24 hours fever free

As individuals, the CDC & WHO recommends that you:

  • wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently
  • keep frequently touched objects and surfaces disinfected with regular household sprays/wipes
  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue that is thrown away
  • avoid contact with people who are sick or symptomatic
  • avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth
  • use a breathing mask in medical settings, as appropriate

The¬†World Health Organization¬†serves as a great resource if you would like to find out more about the Coronavirus and appropriate measures to mitigate it’s spread.