Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, Ursuline Academy's plans for the 2021-2022 academic year focus on protecting the health of our community while delivering world-class education and remaining a valued neighbor in our city, state, and region.

Every office and department across Ursuline is part of a campus-wide effort to protect community health while sustaining education, teaching, activities, and service. This webpage serves as a gateway to the policies, protocols, and resources that will continue to inform academic instruction.

We will update this page whenever new information becomes available.

    • All visitors must wear a mask.

Preventing Illness


As stated by the CDC, preventing and mitigating an outbreak is the most important strategy. We all have a responsibility to adhere to the following preventive measures and we ask that you review them with your daughter(s) at home:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick (and do not return to school until you are fever-free for 24 hours without medication).
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines

List of 5 frequently asked questions.


  • What are the quarantine guidelines for a student exposed to an individual with COVID-19?

    The student may return to school after Day 7 post-exposure with a negative diagnostic test result and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
    • Testing must be completed within a 48-hour period prior to the time of planned return to school (Day 6 or 7), but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than Day 7.
    • It is not permissible to avoid quarantine via Serologic (Antibody) testing as evidence of prior infection.
    • Negative test results must be sent to an administrator prior to returning. Students will not be permitted into a classroom without administrative approval.
    •  Face coverings and physical distancing must be maintained for the full 14 days.

    GRADES 3 and below ONLY: Quarantine 

    • 10-Day: The student can return to school after 10-days post-exposure without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
    • Students will not be permitted into a classroom without administrative approval.
    • Face coverings and physical distancing must be maintained for the full 14 days.
     

  • What are the quarantine guidelines if a student is infected with COVID-19?

    COVID Positive. If a student is infected with COVID-19: 

    • 10-Day Quarantine: The student may return to school after Day 10.
    • Students will not be permitted into a classroom without administrative approval.
    • Face coverings and physical distancing must be maintained for the full 14 days.


  • What are the quarantine guidelines for student-athletes that test positive for COVID-19

    14-day Quarantine: Student-athletes should not participate in athletic activities until a 14-day quarantine has been completed.

  • What is the current state guidance for using a mask?

    All people - vaccinated and unvaccinated - should wear face masks while indoors if six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.

  • Who needs to quarantine?

    LDH and CDC advise that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine following an exposure to COVID-19. Anyone who tests positive should immediately isolate. Isolation (for those who test positive for COVID-19) typically consists of:
    • If symptomatic, at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, symptoms are improving, and at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication.
    • If asymptomatic but with a positive test, 10 days from the time the test sample was collected.