I hope this beautiful fall weather is uplifting.
In the coming days there will be more attention given to Jefferson County moving towards the Governor’s “red” category. His rating system has to do with the number of positive cases per 100,000 residents. When a county hits the “red” threshold he issues recommendations, not requirements. Each school system is free to decide what to do about modes of instruction, playing sports, etc.
The local Catholic schools will assess the situation together if we get to “red” and decide from there. So far schools are only seeing a few positive cases.
We have had two recent positive cases. In one case a parent tested positive and that triggered all family members being tested, one being a student here who was, and I believe is still, asymptomatic. In this case there were some students and a teacher who were within the distance and time factors that required quarantining. The other case involved a student who started feeling poorly this past weekend. His parent kept him home, got him tested and it was positive. In this case he had not been at school or school events in the window of time when others might have had to go into quarantine. In both of these cases the parents acted properly which supported our efforts at school.
When we do proper screening & cleaning & spacing then required quarantining should be minimal.