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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Dear families, 

The health and safety of our school communities are our top priority. Below you will find resources shared with us by the Stark County Health Department and a list of mental health resources. This page will also allow the community at large to stay up to date on how our schools are handling the ever-evolving scenarios associated with COVID-19. Please review this information as we work together to stay healthy and safe while maintaining in-person learning. 

Stark County Catholic Schools Reporting Structure
Stark County Catholic Schools, in compliance with the governor's order, will report any confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 to our local health departments within 24 hours and keep our school families informed by parent alerts within 24 hours. Stark County and the State of Ohio track the number of cases at all schools and maintain a dashboard.

Stark County Health Department
Stark County Health Department: When to Send Someone Home
Stark County Health Department: FAQ
Stark County Health Department: When My Child Is Sick
Stark County Health Department: Quarantine and When to Return
CDC: How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask
Statement on Testing and Returning to Work or School
Reaching Level 4 - Purple Community Document

Mental Health
Mental Health Back to School Resources
Coping With Stress
COVID-19 Careline Information
10 Mental Health Signs To Watch Out For In Kids In The Age Of COVID-19
Managing Parent and Student Stress Around Returning to School and Extracurriculars

Return to School Plans
Our schools are following the guidelines set by their local health department, the State of Ohio, and the Diocese of Youngstown. All Stark County Catholic Schools are open for in-person learning, 5 days a week. Our schools are implementing best practices for COVID-10 safety protocols. For more information read the Diocese of Youngstown's COVID-19 updates:
DOY COVID Update 10.29.21
DOY Temporary Mask Mandate 8.20.21
DOY News Release on Mask Mandate 8.20.21
DOY COVID-19 Update 12.30.21
DOY Updated Mask Policy 1.28.2022 

Athletic Protocols
At this time, we do not have restrictions on the number of visitors attending events in our athletic facilities. We do ask all fans to be mindful of COVID-19 safety protocols and best practices.

For specific school information, please contact the school principals listed below
Central Catholic: David Oates, [email protected]
St. Thomas Aquinas: Tim Neary, [email protected]
Our Lady of Peace: Rev. Msgr. Lewis Gaetano, [email protected]
Regina Coeli: Mario Calandros, [email protected]
St. Barbara: Ally Alexsonshk, [email protected]
St. James: Kathy Kettler, [email protected]
St. Joan of Arc: Dan Mitchell, [email protected]
St. Mary: Jen Fischer, [email protected]
St. Michael: Claire Gatti, [email protected]
St. Paul: Mike Brown, [email protected]
St. Peter: John Airhart, [email protected]
SS. Philip and James: Lisa Montgomery, [email protected]

Media Inquiries: 
Please contact Kristie Cramer, Marketing Director, [email protected]

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