COVID-19 and St. George's Community at Home
St. George's Episcopal School continues to monitor the status of COVID-19 with the well-being of our students and St. George's community as our chief priority. We are following the latest updates from the CDC, Louisiana Department of Public Health, and City of New Orleans and engaging in webinars and other means of staying educated and up-to-date with developments and best practices surrounding the novel coronavirus. At this time, we tentatively anticipate reopening campus on Monday, May 4th.
Below you will find records of COVID-19-related correspondences from St. George's, in addition to resources curated by Nurse Penny Nunenmacher and our Counseling and Wellness Department, led by Tamara Claverie. Please know that our administration, faculty and staff have been and will continue to work tirelessly to safeguard everything special about our St. George’s community and continue to foster it via our Continuity of Learning Plan. Assisting our Community: The StG Community Fund and the StG Business DirectoryWe named our virtual learning platform StG Community at Home for a reason; community is something St. George's holds close to our hearts. Just as much as we strive for a rigorous academic curriculum, we also value social and emotional learning and activities that build our community. To that end, we are excited to announce the creation of the StG Community Fund and the StG Business Directory:
Learn more about the StG Community Fund, make a donation, and submit your application here:
Our completed directory is coming soon! Submit your listing via the link below:
Learning More + Following Updates about COVID-19
- The CDC
- The Louisiana Department of Public Health
- The City of New Orleans
- Recommendations from Ochsner Health
Talking to Children about COVID-19
- LSU Health Coloring Book: Caroline Conquers her Corona Fears
- National Association of School Psychologists
- New York Times: Parenting
- NPR: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Pyschiatry
Resources for Adults
CDC Recommendations for everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and the flu:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The CDC and other organizations also strongly encourage social distancing as a strategy for staying healthy and slowing the spread of the virus. Social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.