COVID-19

CDC UPDATE - Based on the 3/8/2021 CDC update, Cascia Hall has made the following adjustments to its COVID policies:
  • Anyone who has been fully vaccinated (defined as 2 weeks after receiving a vaccine: second dose of Pfizer or Moderna OR single dose of Johnson & Johnson) and exposed to the COVID-19 virus with NO symptoms will not be required to quarantine but will instead monitor their symptoms for 14 days and report any change to Mrs.Carla Fox.
  • Anyone who has been fully vaccinated and exposed to the COVID-19 virus with symptoms will be advised to get clinically evaluated and possibly tested for SARS-CoV-2 if necessary. They should tell their doctor they have been vaccinated. Meanwhile, they will isolate for 10 days.
If a faculty member or student has been fully vaccinated, please contact Mrs. Carla Fox and give her a copy of your vaccination card.

While school continues to be a place where fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people gather, and while the members in our households may be unvaccinated and at risk, we will continue to follow our mask wearing guidelines, maintaining 6 feet of distance when possible and washing/sanitizing frequently.

Cascia Hall COVID-19 cases

These cases represent those occurring during the school year at Cascia Hall beginning August 20, 2020 (updated through April 9, 2021). Anyone potentially exposed to COVID will be notified immediately.

Cascia Hall will not accept an antibody test at this time to determine or lessen quarantines.  Per the Tulsa Health Department, the antibody test is not a definitive measure to determine if a person contracted Covid-19.
 
Total cases
among our students:
119
Total cases
among our faculty/staff:
12
It is important for our school to remain safe and operational during this time. We need your cooperation with this and ask that you follow these steps which are in line with updated information from the Tulsa Health Department (THD) and the CDC. In all cases, we also ask that you contact our COVID contact person, Mrs. Carla Fox, so that we can continue to advise and liaise with the THD when dealing with all individual cases. Masks are required at ALL times in school.
Precautionary measures
  • If you are feeling sick please remain at home until the symptoms subside or you are 24 hours fever free (without fever reducing medicine). Always wear a mask, keep your distance whenever possible, and wash your hands.

Important Contact Numbers
Carla Fox 918-746-2602
Tulsa Health Department (THD) 918-582-WELL (9355)

Definitions (per THD website)
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others and monitor their health for 14 days following last exposure.

Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. When you can be around others (end home isolation) depends on different factors for different situations. Find CDC’s recommendations for your situation.

Asymptomatic means a person who does not report or appear to have any symptoms or signs of illness. Asymptomatic persons who have been in close contact with a person who has the virus must still quarantine for 14 days since last contact.
 
International Travel Protocols
If you plan to travel internationally at any time during the school year including spring break, please read the International Travel Protocols for Cascia Hall's policy for returning to school.
 
 

Campus Information

Arriving at School:  Buildings open at 7:00 am.  Students will use the following entrances:
6th & 7th grades - MS main entrance
8th grade - MS gym ramp*
9th & 10th grades - US main entrance
11th & 12th grades -  US ramp to gym lobby
*This entrance will not open until 7:20 am. All 8th graders please use the MS main entrance from 7:00 am to 7:20 am.

Temperature checks: Everyone arriving at school will have their temperature taken. Students will be sent to a specific location until classrooms open at 7:45 am. If they have a temperature above 100.3º we will require that a parent come pick them up. Students with a car may drive themselves home, if it is deemed safe for them to do so, and an email will be sent to their parents.

Masks and Physical Distancing: Masks will be worn in all common areas, including classrooms, and when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.  Face shields are also acceptable but are to be worn in addition to and not in place of a mask. Students will be expected to maintain six feet of physical distance throughout the school whenever possible. When this is not possible the wearing of masks is critically important.

Backpacks and Lockers: Students will not be using lockers during this period. Backpacks will be used instead to maintain physical distancing and reduce the potential risk for the spread of the virus.

Passing Periods: We ask that all students wear masks when in the hallways and go straight to their next hour. There will be no need to loiter or linger in the hallways.

Dining Hall: Dining services will continue during the regular schedule or students can bring their own lunch if they choose. In order to ensure safety while still providing opportunities to eat together as a community the following guidelines will be adhered to:
  • Students will wear a mask when coming into the dining hall and will keep their masks on until they are seated.
  • Students will sit with no more than four at a table. Additional seating will be provided in the gym lobby area and outside (weather permitting) so that all students may eat while safely distanced during this time.
  • Students will line up to be served maintaining a six foot distance when at all possible. An additional food service area will be provided for snacks and prepackaged items at the concessions area of the gym lobby in order to reduce/minimize congregation.
  • Areas that would be considered “high touch” will be wiped down/sprayed between uses.
  • When students leave the dining area after eating they will wear their masks again.
  • Our catering staff will be observing CDC and THD for food preparation.
Athletics and Activities:  We understand that athletics and activities are an essential part of our holistic Augustinian education. To that end, athletics and other school activities will continue during Scenario A when all appropriate health and safety protocols can be adhered to. For more information, please read Cascia Hall's Indoor Athletics Covid Procedures and All Sports Pass information.
 

Cascia Hall Fall Planning Guide 2020

 
Have questions?
Please email Carla Fox at cfox@casciahall.com

Frequently Asked Questions