Prevention & Resources

Virus Schools

Information for Schools:

NEW 3/13/20On March 12, numerous school districts around the state of Colorado announced that they will be closing for the next 2-3 weeks. Our Catholic Schools system spans the entire area of the Archdiocese, so our individual schools have been encouraged to take similar measures to the school district they are in. Individual schools will be communicating directly to parents and families the steps they are taking, and how they will handle the time outside of the classroom.

Statement from Superintendent

Information for Parishes:

NEW 3/13/20: The bishops of the three dioceses of Colorado have announced that all public Masses have been canceled, effective immediately. This includes daily Masses.

  • Parish Offices will remain open for now.
  • Opportunities for private prayer should still be made available.
  • Funerals/Weddings: Can still be held with a reduced number of people, with efforts to space people out the recommended six feet.
  • Penance & Anointing of the Sick: Should be made available
  • For parish offices:
    • Emphasize that employees should stay home if they are sick.
        • Explore remote-work options.
        • Develop plans for operations with a limited staff.
        • Consider postponing unnecessary community events/gatherings.
    • Actively promote best health practices and offer ample hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.
    • Increase routine environmental cleaning, including doorknobs, light switches, etc.
    • Request that if any employees have had direct exposure to someone with COVID-19, they alert their supervisor.

Link: CDC Guidance for Employers