COVID-19 Info and Procedures
Starting October 1, 2021, all students who choose to participate in DeMatha Athletics will be required to be vaccinated.
You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the 2nd shot.
If you have started the vaccination process and have only 1 shot by 10/1, you will still be permitted to begin activity but will be required to complete the 2nd shot within the timeframe designated by your healthcare provider.
We are taking this step to ensure the safety of our students and school community, and to decrease the rate of spread within athletics while also allowing our student athletes to reap the physical and psychological benefits of returning to sports.
|Week Of||# Of COVID-19 cases|
|January 24 - January 28, 2022||21|
*Note: The entire 900+ school community was tested on January 26th.
Contact tracing regarding the above-referenced case(s) is complete. If you have not been contacted by our health and training staff, your son was not exposed to the individual(s) who tested positive for COVID-19.
DeMatha Catholic High School has implemented the following CDC recommendations to provide a safe school environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the health status of the nation frequently changes with COVID and related issues, these policies are fluid and could be adjusted to correspond with any evolving COVID dynamics or new protocols.
Daily health screenings
Promoting vaccinations among teachers, staff, and students
Providing Covid 19 testing to students, teachers, and staff, to quickly identify cases.
Promoting proper and consistent wearing of masks indoors
Promoting physical distancing, where possible
Promoting proper ventilation and air purifiers in all school indoor areas
Promoting proper hand washing and respiratory etiquette
Require students, teachers, and staff to stay at home when sick
Providing contact tracing
Promoting quarantine and isolation when indicated
Promoting cleaning and disinfection
DeMatha has taken this multiple-level approach to minimize the need to close the school and disrupt learning.