St. Joseph High School suspended in- person classes for one day after students test positive for COVID-19

The President of the school issued two letters to parents and students this week

VICTORIA, Texas- St. Joseph High School announced in a letter to students and families on Wednesday that there are a total of nine students who have tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement from the President of the school, John Gilley IV, states that “this information has been shared with the Victoria County Health Department and, using their protocols, we have identified all “close contact” students as well.”

The infected students have been asked to quarantine and not return to the campus or participate in any campus activities during their quarantining period.

Due to the number of students who tested positive for COVID-19 St. Joe decided to participate in remotely learning only on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The president said this decision will “allow our administration to finalize contact tracing, have learning and community spaces deeply cleaned, speak to our medical professional advisors, and make longer-term decisions with the most information at hand.”

Students and staff were permitted to return to campus on Thursday, October 1st for in-person learning.

The high school confirms that the campus was professionally cleaned on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday afternoon they fogged the campus with a hydrostatic mister using “approved solutions.”

If you have additional questions or concerns please feel free to email me or call the school office directly.

“It is critical that students remain diligent in following the recommended COVID-19 protocols set forth not just by STJ, but by our local county health officials and the CDC. These measures enable us to stay healthy, keep those around us safe, and continue learning together on campus,” concluded President Gilley in his letter to students and families.

Read more on the St. Josephy High School website.