COVID Protocol

Almighty Father,
We trustingly pray to you, asking that the coronavirus may do no more harm, that the epidemic may be swiftly gotten under control, and that you restore the health of those affected and peace to the places where the virus has arrived. Welcome into your kingdom the people who have died from this illness, and comfort their families. Sustain and protect the healthcare personnel who are fighting it, and inspire and bless those working to control it. Lord Jesus, doctor of our bodies and souls, we feel impotent in the face of this international health emergency, but we trust in You. Give us peace and health.
     We realize this unprecedented time is a hardship on families, and ask you to remember the words of Saint Peter who tells us to keep our thoughts and prayers centered on trusting in the Lord: "Cast all your anxieties on God, because He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)
     The St. Louise Parish School staff, with the cooperation of school parents and students, have worked intensely since 2020 to help lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure.  With the CDC, DOH, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Seattle Archdiocese all making recent adjustments in various COVID-related precautions, recommendations, and mandates, the 2022-23 school year at St. Louise will see some protocol from the previous year continued and other protocol altered or ended.
     It is important to acknowledge that the following actions in this protocol document are intended to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure and decrease the spread of coronavirus on campus. We recognize that no single action or set of actions will completely eliminate the risk of any type of virus in an on-campus setting, but implementation of several coordinated interventions, such as those detailed below, can greatly reduce that risk. 
     Being that the St. Louise Parish School community consists not just of 340 children, but also parents, teachers and staff members, we want to make sure our school buildings and daily practices provide a healthy and safe environment for all. The COVID-related protocol we establish for our unique community focuses on physical distancing along with disinfecting surfaces, frequent handwashing, wearing face coverings, and most important of all - staying home when showing any symptoms of illness.
     If you have questions about St. Louise’s protocol for handling illnesses and absences, please contact the school nurse Jane Reynolds, RN, secretaries Mindy Morgan and Tracy Brown,  or principal Mike Fuerte. The following information follows directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

Thank you to all the members of our St. Louise Community for your cooperation with the protocol in these documents.