COVID Guidance - CS Alliance

COVID Guidance

Diocesan Mask Mandate for all Catholic Schools

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases specifically in children, the Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools Office has issued guidelines to school leaders of the 19 Catholic schools requiring masks to be worn while indoors for all vaccinated and unvaccinated staff and students ages 5 and above.

This is in alignment with recommendations from the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics .

Masks will not be necessary outdoors and may be removed while eating indoors. In accordance with state and federal mandates, all students and staff will be required to wear masks on school buses and in school health offices. This policy will be in place through October 1, 2021, and will be reevaluated through the coming weeks.

All Catholic schools are expected to be fully open five days a week with no remote learning option. In the event that circumstances dictate a move to remote learning, our Catholic schools will be fully prepared to continue offering the high caliber of Catholic education expected by families.