St. Michael Catholic Church

Covid-19 Protocol

St. Michael Academy COVID-19 Contingency Plan

This information is created with guidance from the Diocese of Fort Worth. This plan is publicly posted in accordance with Diocesan policy. 

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure, and the most common symptoms are :  Cough, chills, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, shaking or shivering, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting and fever. 

Requirements for ALL Academy teachers, staff, parents, and students: 

  • Anyone coming onto campus is required to self screen for COVID-19 symptoms daily.
  • All individuals must either wash hands or use hand sanitizer prior to entering the Academy building. 
  • All are required to report to the school if they have come into close contact with an individual who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, or if they themselves have COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • All individuals who have had close contact with someone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, or is suspected to have COVID-19, should stay at home and quarantine through the 14-day incubation period. 
  • Anyone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, or who experienced the symptoms of COVID-19, is required to stay home throughout the infection period, and may not return to campus until all three of the following conditions are met: 
    1. At least 3 days have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    2. The individual has improvement of symptoms.
    3. At least 10 days has passed since the initial onset of symptoms. 

Facility Requirements:

  • Facility will have temperature checks daily.
  • Teachers will instruct students in proper hand-washing techniques.
  • Teachers will supervise hand-washing at least twice daily. 
  • Teachers will disinfect high-touch surfaces regularly throughout the day. 
  • Weather permitting students will go outside daily.
  • Teachers will not pool supplies, each student will have their own supplies and supply box.
  • Teachers will mask all day. 

Parent/Student Expectations:

  • Students will have temperature checks at the door.
  • Parents will be asked to mask at drop-off and pick-up.
  • Visitors and Parents will not be permitted in the Academy wing. 

School Expectations:

  • The school will notify Tarrant County Health Department of any lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst staff or students.
  • Classroom high-touch surfaces will be disinfected daily.
  • The school will separate any student showing symptoms until they can be picked-up by a parent/guardian.
  • Students and teacher will be separated into classes, and every effort will be made to keep these students separate from one another. 


Alyssa Roper
Director of St. Michael Academy Preschool

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