January 24, 2021
Dear Catasauqua Area School District Parents/Guardians,
Throughout the weekend, The Catasauqua Area School District was notified of four additional confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Catasauqua High School, with a current case count of 6. Appropriate family members and contacts have been notified and appropriate quarantine/isolation is in effect for impacted individuals in accordance with CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines. Any Athletic or Student Activity related quarantines will be communicated via the Director of Student Activities and/or Head Coaches.
In alignment with current PDE and PA DOH recommendations, the Catasauqua High School will be operating in a Virtual Instructional Model on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 and return to In-Person Instruction on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. No student access will be allowed to the High School Building on Tuesday. If there are any changes to this, we will promptly inform you. Thank you to everyone for your continued cooperation and flexibility in adjusting to these situations. Also, please be reminded that all schools are closed on Monday (tomorrow) for a scheduled In-Service program.
You are encouraged to do the following to help prevent the spread of illness at home and in school:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough and sneeze.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Practice social distancing and wear a face covering.
Please keep your child home if they are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms: fever (I00°F or greater), cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, lack of smell or taste, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, headache, congestion, or runny nose. Also, please follow updated CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health recommendations in an effort to contain the community spread of COVID-19.
The Catasauqua Area School District will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as needed. Please know the health and safety of our students and staff are our highest priorities. If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please contact your building administration.
We thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Robert J. Spengler
Superintendent of Schools