Saint Ursula Academy’s website and COVID Reset and Restart Guidebook are sources of information allowing the campus community to remain updated on COVID-19 information related to campus as well as local and state communities. Over the past quarter, SUA has learned a lot about our responsibilities related to test positives and contact tracing. Here are several important updates to our COVID-19 Rest and Restart guidelines:
If your family has a COVID-19 exposure, PLEASE email Ms. Clever and Mr. Moran. Ms. Clever will lead your family through the decision-making process. Each COVID-19 exposure has unique circumstances and Ms. Clever will ensure that the proper steps are taken based upon your daughter’s individual situation. Ms. Clever will provide Mr. Moran with the essential information to start the planning for learning during her absence from campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if my daughter is just not feeling well and we call the attendance line to report?
Like in years prior, just ensure your daughter uses her time at home to feel better and work on missed assignments as she is able. If she feels well enough, she may reach out to her teacher. Synchronous distance learning opportunities will be saved for students who will be out for longer than two days and who need to stay home due to quarantining or isolation.
What do I do if my daughter or a family member is tested for COVID-19?
If you or a family member has been tested and are awaiting results, your student must remain at home until results are received. During the timeframe between being tested and receiving results, families will work with Mr. Moran to ensure the continuation of learning while your daughter is away from campus. Typically, students are away from campus for 1-2 days in these situations. Please note that Ms. Clever will need a copy of the written test results for school files prior to your daughter’s return to campus.
When am I required to report my daughter’s COVID-19 test results?
Effective September 8, 2020, under the direction of Gov. Mike DeWine, families are required to report COVID-19 test results within 24 hours to the school administration. In turn, the school is required to report to the City of Cincinnati Department of Health within 24 hours of becoming aware of a student/teacher/staff/coach test positive case. In addition, the school will also notify families of the existence of a positive case within 24 hours of being notified.
What is the difference between quarantine and isolation?
First, it is the responsibility of the primary care physician to provide guidance to the family about the mandate to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19 exposure.
According to the CDC, quarantining is necessary when a person may have been exposed to COVID-19. The goal of quarantining is to keep the individual away from others. An individual that is quarantining should self-monitor for COVID-19 related symptoms and seek advice from a primary care physician in the event that symptoms begin.
According to the CDC, isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their own home.
What happens if my daughter is identified in a tracing related to a COVID-19 positive student?
Ms. Clever will work with the City of Cincinnati Department of Health to determine which students will be traced out due to exposure to a COVID-19 positive case. Exposure is defined by the CDC as being within 6 feet, masked or unmasked, for more than 15 minutes (cumulative) over 48 hours. Students traced out will be required to quarantine at home for a period of up to 14 days, dependent upon the circumstances of the COVID-19 positive case. Mr. Moran will work with your daughter’s counselor and teachers to create a distance learning plan for students that will need to work remotely for an extended period of time.