Updated Criteria Based on Current Guidance for 2021
Following the latest CDC and Department of Health guidance, we are updating the Operational Criteria. St. Thomas uses as our Operating Guide a combination of key indicators, including:
• Safety provisions, supplies and adequate staffing available to maintain our COVID Health Policy and reliability of operation
• Number of known transmissions, both active and cumulative as well as the number quarantined due to an identified close contact
• Community Health Measures, including current Transmission Rate Levels by CDC
Following the state guidelines and best practices of our local school districts, St. Thomas will monitor and assess these indices on a weekly basis each Wednesday to determine any action needed for the following week to help ensure ongoing operations for both the school and parish. Each level will call for specific protocols of capacity and protective measures. We take these measures in an effort to better minimize the risk of infectious disease; we cannot eliminate all risks associated with COVID. Our policies and procedures stand subject to change within the context of the pandemic.