Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Schools
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
March 9, 2020
As of this morning, four (4) cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Kentucky with one (1) of those cases in Jefferson County. The state of Kentucky has a web page with the latest information about the coronavirus: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/Pages/covid19.aspx
Following news briefings from state and local leaders in Frankfort and Louisville today, our Catholic schools will continue to operate on normal schedules. We will continue to monitor conditions in conjunction with our local health departments, and if conditions change, we will adjust our recommendations and practices accordingly.
We are taking all precautions to provide safe and healthy environments for our students.
We will continue to emphasize and follow good hygiene practices and these preventive measures:
Voluntary Home Isolation: Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. Now, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus.
Respiratory Etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trashcan. Cough into elbow.
Hand Hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
Environmental Health Action: Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects
We ask everyone to check the CDC site for guidance and recommendations on postponing or canceling travel. These are called travel notices and are based on assessment of the potential health risks involved with traveling to a certain area. A list of destinations with travel notices is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html. Please check this information if you have travel plans. Our schools are also monitoring this information.
Thank you for your support as we work together to ensure the safety of our students.
Superintendent of Schools