Individuals who are confirmed to have COVID-19 will be required to isolate away from campus according to the standards set by local health officials. If an individual participating in a summer program is confirmed to have COVID-19, the individual or his family should contact the school nurse, Mrs. Carol Directo, as soon as possible. Mrs. Directo will guide the individual or the individual’s parents through the required isolation protocols. Mrs. Directo’s email is email@example.com, and her phone number is (713) 490-8202.
The school will notify the local health department of COVID-19 cases on campus, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
The school will close off areas that were used by the individual with COVID-19. The spaces used will be disinfected before being used again. Summer school or program activities will be relocated as needed.
Consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases, and consistent with confidentiality requirements, faculty, staff, and families of students in summer school or a summer program will be notified of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that program.
Any individuals who are confirmed to have COVID-19 must stay at home throughout the infectious period, and cannot return to campus until the conditions for campus re-entry have been met:
- at least three days have passed without fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications;
- the individual has improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
- at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
At present, following the guidance of the Houston Health Department, Strake Jesuit does not accept negative COVID-19 test results as sufficient to return to campus.
Prior to returning to campus, parents must contact the school nurse to confirm that all criteria for re-entry have been met. Returning to campus is only permitted with the express permission of the school nurse. Mrs. Directo’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and her phone number is (713) 490-8202.