2021/10/28 Updated Protocols for Good Shepherd Catholic School and Church

Dear Good Shepherd Families,
Good evening!
Thank you for your support and encouragement of our collective efforts to keep students in school this fall.
As you know, we have been closely monitoring the county metrics as communicated on the ISDH (Indiana State Department of Health) Covid Dashboard on a weekly basis. The Diocese of Evansville published Covid-19 Protocols associated with the categories on the dashboard (red, orange, yellow, blue) which our schools have been following since August 16.
Currently, we are in the yellow category effective Thursday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 3. At this time, masks will become optional, though highly recommended. Parents choosing to send their children to school in masks may reduce the number of students required to quarantine due to being a close contact. We will continue other preventative strategies when possible to reduce possible spread of the virus (sanitizing, distancing).
One of the frequently asked questions we’ve received recently is “If my child is fully vaccinated, is he/she required to quarantine as a close contact?”
According to the IDOH (Indiana Department of Health), if a student is fully vaccinated and remains symptom free he/she is not required to quarantine if determined to be a close contact.
Thank you for your continued support this school year.
Mrs. Kristen Girten – Principal
Good Shepherd Catholic Church: Effective Thursday, October 28, 2021:
In response to Vanderburgh County moving to yellow on the Indiana COVID-19 Dashboard and Map, Good Shepherd Catholic Church will continue mirroring indoor school protocols during established timeframes for Masses and other indoor church activities.
During the current week, 10/28 to 11/03, Masks become OPTIONAL.
The county metrics map is updated Wednesdays at 12:00 PM:
Continue to check for weekly updates and follow guidelines Thursday to Wednesday as follows:
RED – Masks required in Church building
ORANGE – Masks required in Church building
YELLOW – Masks optional, though highly recommended
BLUE – Masks optional
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