COVID-19 Mask to Stay

Dear Catharine Families,

Students and staff exposed to COVID-19 and without symptoms are encouraged to take specific precautions:

  • Wear a mask for 10 days after their last date of exposure.
  • Self-monitor, or parent-monitor, for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Isolate and get tested if they start to experience symptoms associated with COVID-19

Positive students with the following conditions are eligible for mask accommodations, such as using a face shield or serial testing, in place of a mask upon return after five days of isolation at home. This list is not exhaustive. Additional requests will be considered on an individual basis.

  • Tracheostomies
  • Neuromuscular and other conditions that limit the ability to self-remove a mask
  • Autism
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Chronological young age
  • Developmental young age
  • Cognitive impairment

Any positive student that is unable to mask and utilize mask accommodations, such as face shield or serial testing will have to isolate at home for 10 days.