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coronavirus: dashboard and information

On July 27, Governor DeWine shared the following information:

The Ohio Department of Health released updated recommendations for K-12 schools today. The guidance strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for staff and eligible students; consistent mask-wearing for individuals who are not yet fully vaccinated; and layering prevention measures that include good ventilation, regular cleaning, handwashing, covering coughs, and sneezes, and staying home when sick. The Ohio Department of Health also strongly recommends those who are not fully vaccinated consistently wear masks, which have proven a very effective tool for reducing the spread of the virus.

Our plan is:
  • optional mask-wearing, with support for people who wish to wear a face mask during the school day
  • continue to use the GPS bipolar ionization air cleaning/purifiers attached to our HVAC system, as well as apply Penetrex on a monthly basis
  • hand sanitizer and safety signage throughout the campus
  • classroom and office cleaning supplies
  • STRONG AND REPEATED MESSAGING to stay off-campus if feeling sick.  
    NOTE: Absences for sickness that last over multiple days WILL require a doctor's note.

We will be continually communicating with Hamilton County and Cincinnati Department of Health. If an additional piece(s) to our layered approach to community safety is recommended, SUA will adjust our COVID expectations and guidelines.  We are committed to our standing practice of ensuring a safe campus, providing essential support for social and emotional well-being, and creating a solid infrastructure for the continuation of learning.

Mask Wearing

Mask wearing has proven to be the second most effective way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Currently, SUA is recommending, not requiring, that all students wear a mask while on campus.  Although our mask-wearing rate is low, we are seeing an increase each and every day.  We are so proud of our students, faculty, and staff for helping to mitigate the spread by wearing a mask.

In the event that SUA experiences a COVID-related absenteeism rate of 15% of our students OR 5% absenteeism of our faculty, SUA will move from recommended mask-wearing to REQUIRED mask-wearing.  Consultation with state and local medical, psychological, and safety experts determined the percentages being used to gauge spread on the SUA campus.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Potential Active Cases Reported


Definitions

Students: Students include all students who take classes at SUA.
Employees: Employees include all full-time and part-time SUA employees.  This includes faculty, staff, and administration.  The 10% threshold is based on faculty only.  
Tested Positive: Tested Positive is a count of individuals who have reported testing positive for COVID-19 and been on our campus.
SUA Quarantined: The number of students and/or employees who were in close contact of a positive case at Saint Ursula Academy.
% COVID-19 Related Absences: The average number of students and/or employees who were absent due to close contact of a positive case at Saint Ursula Academy.  
Note:  This is not limited to the classroom environment and may be affected by extracurricular activities (e.g. - athletics).

Information Resources

COVID-19 Hotlines