Erie Catholic School System Releases COVID-19 Recommendations for Next School Year


The Erie Catholic school system has released its recommendations for the upcoming school year starting next week.

These are recommendations and not mandates for the 30 schools in the diocese.

Recommendations include the following:

  • Screening before entering schools
  • Masking when a county is in the substantial or high categories for community spread
  • Distance from students and desks of at least three feet
  • Wash and disinfect your hands throughout the school day
  • Frequently disinfect high contact surfaces
  • Increase ventilation
  • Stay home when you’re not feeling well
  • Self-declaration for contact tracing
  • Isolate or quarantine as appropriate

The Diocese of Erie has a Catholic Schools Office that works with six school systems, eight parish schools and one sponsored school:

Elk County Catholic School System:
Elk County Catholic High School, St. Marys
St. Leo School, Ridgway
St. Marys Catholic Elementary School, St. Marys
St. Marys Catholic College, St. Marys

Erie Catholic Preparatory School:
Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie
Mother Teresa Academy, Erie
Villa Maria Academy, Erie

Erie Catholic School System:
School of the Blessed Sacrament, Erie
Notre-Dame de la Paix School, Erie
St. George School, Erie
St. James School, Erie
St. Jude School, Erie
St. Luke School, Erie

Catholic schools in the DuBois area:
DuBois Catholic Elementary School, DuBois
DuBois Catholic College, DuBois
DuBois Central Catholic High School, DuBois

Shenango Valley Catholic School System:
Kennedy Catholic High School, Hermitage
Kennedy Catholic College, Hermitage
Saint-Jean-Paul II Primary School, Hermitage

Catholic school in the Venango region:
St. Stephen School, Oil City
Venango Catholic High School, Oil City

Eight parish schools:

School of the Immaculate Conception, Clarion
St. Francis School, Clearfield
St. Gregory School, North East
Saint-Joseph School, Lucinda
Saint-Joseph School, Warren
St. Michael School, Greenville
SS. Cosmas and Damian School, Punxutawney
Seton Catholic School, Meadville

Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Erie, is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy

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