Posted by Huron Hub on Thursday, March 12, 2020
St. Stephen Catholic School in New Boston will be closed through April 16 as a precaution due to the current COVID-19 situation.
The closure is per the Archdiocese of Detroit and has been posted on WDIV news.
So far no confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported by the school.
Below is a letter from St. Stephen Catholic School in New Boston on the coronavirus situation that was released prior to the closure:
Dear St. Stephen families,
As you all may know, we are in a state of emergency as declared by Governor Whitmer on Tuesday evening. We have been closely monitoring the situation; I have been in contact with principals from other schools within the Archdiocese, and I have received many emails from the Michigan Department of Education, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services containing guidance on how to proceed. While I don’t want to set the tone of ‘panic overload’, I do want to ensure that our environment is a safe one for our students. I spoke with the teachers this morning asking them to prepare at least two to three weeks of work in the event that we are instructed to close. Please, take a few moments to take this survey so that we have a baseline if we need to temporarily go online.
For the time being, we will continue with business as usual. Rest assured; we are taking precautions in the school so that we can remain as sterile as we possibly can. We have been wiping surfaces with disinfectants before the students arrive and after they leave. I know that some of you have already kept your children home because they had a fever, or they were under the weather. Thank you for that. Here is a link that I received from the Archdiocese about COVID-19 http://www.aod.org/emergencyresponse/. Here are more links from the Michigan Department of Education: Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or CDC.gov/Coronavirus.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we navigate through these coming weeks.
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