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Covid 19 Resources
Please read in its entirety the Operational Plan for the 2021-2022 school year and pay special attention to the following parts of the plans: Proof of Vaccination (Page 8), Quarantine/Isolation Procedures and Contact Tracing (Page 8-10) and COVID-19 Testing Program.
In the event a person experiences COVID-19 symptoms during the school day and/or has been notified that they were a close contact of a positive individual while on campus or participating in a Seton activity, on-site testing is available. Students and staff must register at Capital Diagnostics for on-site testing. See below for downloadable instructions.
We will continue to monitor and re-evaluate our plan as the landscape changes.
Cloth masks with at least two layers of fabric and surgical face masks are acceptable. Cloth masks should be laundered after each day and surgical masks should be disposed of after one day use. Masks should be simple in design and appropriate to the school setting.
Classrooms and offices will be equipped with disinfecting wipes and/or disinfecting spray and paper towels. The school building will be cleaned and disinfected by a professional cleaning company daily with emphasis on frequently touched surfaces. Restrooms and commonly used areas will be cleaned and disinfected frequently during the day and at night. Frequent hand washing should occur. Students will be given daily reminders to wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
Students who arrive by bus shall enter the building at the main entrance. All other students and student drivers must enter the school building through the lower student lobby. All students must wear a mask and immediately sanitize their hands when entering the school building. At the end of the school day, students will be dismissed by class level. They should report to the locker room immediately to gather their belongings in order to make room for the next class level. Students are encouraged to vacate the locker room as quickly as they can.
Parents should ask their daughter how she is feeling every morning. DO NOT send your daughter to school if she is ill. First hour teachers will also screen students at the beginning of class for COVID-19 symptoms based on a series of questions.
Students and staff are required to report a positive COVID-19 case or close contact case to one of the school nurses and follow CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation. School nurses will be the point of contact for receiving positive COVID-19 test results (email@example.com). School nurses will need to talk to student or staff member who tested positive to gather close contact information. If a student has tested positive, regardless of vaccination status, we must receive record of a negative test before she returns to campus.
Teachers should call the School Nurse before sending an ill student to the Clinic. Before entering the Clinic, students will stop at the door and be assessed by one of the school nurses. Based on the student's symptoms, directions will be given to the student to either enter the Clinic or move to the isolation room. An isolation room will be used for students who exhibit one or more symptoms of COVID-19. School nurses have the discretion to manage the Clinic and if a student is deemed ill enough to go home, a parent or guardian must arrive at the school within one hour of contact being made.
Elizabeth Seton High School has a continuity of learning plan. The Interim Principal will work with the designated counselor to create a plan for the student to continue her education during this time.
Yes. Our unvaccinated students and, through September 30,2021, unvaccinated staff will be required to register with our testing vendor and be tested weekly on campus. Vaccinated students and staff will need to be tested in the event the person experiences COVID-19 symptoms during the school day and/or has been notified that they were a close contact of a positive individual while on campus or participating in a Seton activity. Our students will be required to have a parent fill out a on-time testing consent form.
School nurses will need to speak to a student or staff member who tested positive to gather close contact information. If a staff or student tests positive for COVID-19, the Prince George’s County Health Department will be notified.
Seating capacity has been reduced in lunch rooms to promote social distancing. Students will be able to eat lunch in the Mahler Center and are encouraged to eat outside. In case of inclement weather, classrooms will be available for students during their lunch period. Students can purchase hot lunches and pre-packaged sandwiches and salads that will be served by the cafeteria staff. Vending machines will be available for students to purchase other lunch items. The lunch line will be monitored by a staff member to enforce social distancing and determine the number of students permitted inside the kitchen receiving their hot lunch. Students will be responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Disinfecting wipes will be provided to sanitize chairs and table surfaces.
Please note, NO food deliveries will be accepted for students during lunches.
Yes. Students should report to the locker room and retrieve their personal belongings immediately upon reporting to school and after school. Students are not permitted to congregate in the locker room. A staff member will monitor the locker room to enforce social distancing.
Visitors will not be permitted on campus without an appointment with a teacher or an Administrator. Visitors who have an appointment must sign in at the main office for safety and contact-tracing purposes. All visitors must wear a mask on campus.