Saint Ursula Academy

Parent Bulletin

COVID-19

Date: September 23, 2020
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An important notification from the principal

We have received notification of a positive case of COVID-19 identified at Saint Ursula Academy.  In collaboration with the City of Cincinnati Department of Health, we have isolated the case, quarantined those identified as close contact, and deep cleaned the affected areas. If you were not contacted, you and/or your daughter have NOT been identified as a close contact. 

As a routine precaution, we are reminding you to thoroughly screen yourself or your daughter every day before school.  Any individual who is not well should not report to school and report any absences to Ms. Shari Bacon at 961.3410 ext. 123.

Thank you for your commitment and cooperation in helping keep our SUA community safe. We understand and accept that we cannot fully eliminate all risks, but we can reduce it. 

In order to help protect our community:

  • Please monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, which commonly include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms include chills, rigors, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste/smell. 
  • If symptoms consistent with COVID-19 develop, please stay at home and consult with your primary care physician regarding the next steps.

The overall health and well-being of our SUA community continue to be a top priority.  With your assistance, and the City of Cincinnati Department of Health, are working to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Over the past couple of weeks, various members of the SUA community have had an increase in exposure to COVID-19.  As our COVID-19 Crisis Team reviews these cases and the impact on the SUA community, we are amazed by the positive impact that our schedule has on the reduction of students who get traced out by COVID-19 exposure.  During our most recent tracing out, we traced out only 8 students within our current schedule in comparison to what could have been 24 within the pre-COVID-19 schedule.  Although we would like to have every girl on campus engaging in face-to-face instruction, we are pleased that our average number of students out for each tracing is 8, and not the possible 24.

SUA feels extremely fortunate to be collaborating with the City of Cincinnati Department of Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We find their support and guidance to be clear, data-driven, and around the clock.  

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), recently announced that the City of Cincinnati Primary Care (CCPC), which includes the City of Cincinnati Department of Health, has received a Health Center Quality Leader award for ranking among the top 20% of health centers for best overall clinical performance. 

“This award recognizes the hard work CCPC staff puts in day-after-day to provide the best possible care for our community. Our staff earned this award with their commitment to learning the skills and knowledge needed to provide exceptional care and support,” said Mr. Domonic Hopson, CEO, CCPC. 

These awards recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. 

Congratulations to the City of Cincinnati Department of Health!

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