Dear Ursuline Students and Families,
Recent developments on the national and state level regarding COVID-19 have necessitated important new guidance that will be implemented on our campus. Given the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Louisiana related to a combination of the Delta variant and the number of people who remain unvaccinated, all individuals will be required to wear face masks in all Ursuline Academy campus buildings effective Monday, August 2, 2021, until further notice.
Following Gov. John Bel Edwards' announcement today, the State of Louisiana and the Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Catholic Schools is adopting the latest guidance related to mask requirements, therefore:
Ursuline Academy will follow the mask mandate that regardless of vaccination status, all PK-3 through 12th-grade students, employees, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear masks indoors. This includes all classrooms, athletic facilities, laboratories, all work areas inside all campus buildings and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
Please read the full statements from Gov. Edwards and the revised statement from Dr. RaeNell B. Houston, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, by clicking the links below.
We want everyone in our school community to remain in good health. The suggested preventative actions are aligned with recommendations made by the governor of Louisiana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and New Orleans’ Department of Health to mitigate the impact of the Delta variants.
Ursuline Academy is committed to its comprehensive efforts to keep students and employees safe by offering campus health services. However, students who are or feel ill (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) should refrain from attending school. A pediatric nurse is on campus to provide daily care for students and assist with managing chronic health conditions, prepare for health emergencies, and promote the health and wellness of all of our girls.
Plans and preparations to welcome all students back next week are in full swing, and we are eager to see a more active and dynamic campus this year. But the pandemic is still with us, and we must take appropriate steps to promote the safety and well-being of our students and community in the midst of this resurgence.
Thank you for your continued support, patience, and resilience.