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Updates on Cheverus' Covid-19 Response


March 29, 2021 - Positive Case of COVID-19

March 25, 2021 - Positive Case of COVID-19

March 23, 2021 - Positive Case of COVID-19

March 17, 2021 - Update on Positive Cases of COVID-19

March 16, 2021 - 3rd Positive Case of COVID19 at Cheverus

March 15, 2021 - 2nd Positive Case of COVID19 at Cheverus; Remote Learning Extended Through 3/25

March 14, 2021 - Positive COVID19 Case at Cheverus; Shift to Remote Learning for Monday, March 15

January 21, 2021 - Update Regarding Athletic Teams, Clubs and Activities

January 10, 2021 - 2 More Positive Cases of COVID-19

January 7, 2021 - 5th Positive Case of COVID-19

January 6, 2021 - 4th Positive Case of COVID-19

December 29, 2020 - 3rd Positive Case of COVID-19

December 20, 2020 - 2nd Positive Case of COVID-19 at Cheverus; Notification of Close Contacts to Begin Today

December 18, 2020 - Cumberland County Schools Shifted to a "Yellow" Categorization

December 11, 2020: Contact tracing complete; Classes will resume on Monday, December 14 

December 11, 2020 - Letter from Dr. Moran

December 10, 2020: Positive COVID-19 Case at Cheverus; Campus Closed Friday, December 11 

December 10, 2020 - Letter from Dr. Moran

Travel

The Maine CDC recommends staying home as the best means of protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. If you choose to travel, please reference the most up-to-date information regarding travel and travel restrictions on the Maine CDC Website. Cheverus follows the Maine CDC guidelines. 

If you plan to travel at all during the school year, please fill out our confidential Travel Information Form. All who travel to states other than exempt states, according to the Maine CDC, will be required to submit negative test results from a PCR test prior to returning to on-campus activities, including in-person learning, activities and athletics. Cheverus prefers that those who travel out of state have their PCR tests conducted in Maine, upon their return. Please note community testing sites can take 3-5 days for test results.  

 

Testing

Cheverus requires PCR COVID-19 testing (as opposed to the rapid antigen test) for any student who require a COVID-19 test. Regardless of the reason for the testing (travel, close contact, symptoms, etc.), we are relying on this method of testing because, at this time, we believe it delivers the most reliable results. In our response to COVID-19, Cheverus has consistently chosen to follow the safest possible path. We thank you for working with us and supporting us in these efforts.  

Portland-area Community Testing Sites: 

Westbrook Public Safety

Portland  Jetport

If you have any questions about COVID-19 testing, please contact our School Nurse Marty Harvey.

Keep Maine Healthy has a complete list of testing sites in the state. 

 

COVID-19 Resources

Are you looking for more information about COVID-19?

FAQs

The Maine CDC has created a comprehensive document that has updated information and answers many frequently asked questions. 

What should I do if I had contact with someone who is a close contact of someone with COVID-19? (11/20) 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

• If you are a contact of someone who is a close contact of a COVID-19 case, you are not required to quarantine. Continue to practice everyday prevention measures as you normally would.

 

What is the difference between quarantine and isolation? 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to School - 2020

Click here for the latest information on Back to School Plans.

 

Planning for Fall 2020

Our priority in planning is to return to school with in-person classes; though we won't finalize these plans until the end of the month, everything we are doing right now is planning for every student to be on campus every day. We believe we have the population size and square footage to do this safely. Our Facilities team is investing in PPE and sanitation equipment, and we’re evaluating how to best use our spaces to keep everyone safe while on campus. We are investing in technology to improve our campus’ already strong network capabilities, and our classrooms are being outfitted with Meeting Owl cameras to facilitate hybrid and remote learning. Our teachers are using their experience with remote learning over the past few months and engaging in professional development to make the delivery of our curriculum even more flexible. We know that there is a degree of decision-making regarding school next fall that is beyond our control, but for those parts we can control Cheverus will be prepared. 

(posted 7/9/20)

 

COVID-19 Updates

 

Message from Cheverus President Fr. Robert J. Pecoraro, S.J. -- March 27, 2020

 

 


Social Distancing - why it is important

What Is Social Distancing And How Can It Slow The Spread of COVID-19? - Johns Hopkins University

Why outbreaks like the coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve" - Washington Post

Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day - Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH, executive director of Ariadne Labs

 


FAQs

Who do students contact if they have technical issues? 

We’ve set up a new email: help@cheverus.org. Messages sent here are forwarded to Dr. Nielsen and Ms. Glass. One of them will respond to try to solve the problem.

 

What if I have not completed my service hours or work grant hours yet? 

In coordination with the Treasurer’s Office, Work Grant hours are limited; therefore the "Double your Dollars" program option has been extended to all grades for the 2020-21 School Year.  Any questions regarding the work grant program should be directed towards Paisley Keene at keene@cheverus.org

Community service hour questions can be sent to Mr. Szkarlat or Mrs. Fitzpatrick

Resources

Resources for managing the stress and anxiety of COVID-19. 

Campus Ministries

Bringing Comfort - poems and prayers in times of need

 

Helpful articles and resources

Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters

How Mindfulness Can Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Panic

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress

Parenting During COVID-19 - Psychology Today 

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus - Child Mind Institute

Talking to Children About COVID-19 - National Association of School Psychologists

How to talk to children about coronavirus

 

For those in addiction recovery, social distancing can be a recipe for relapse --Looking for a virtual meeting? List here updated regularly.

The Jesuits in Britain, in coordination with Pray as you go, prepared 7 audio exercises designed to encourage, in God’s presence, prayerful awareness of any feelings of unease or distress. 


A Meditation for the Anxious During COVID-19 

From Jesuit schools and colleges

Loyola University Maryland Counseling Center - Effects of the Coronavirus on Mental Health

University of Scranton Counseling Center

 

Our Lenten Resource page may offer some ways to bring prayer into your new daily schedule. 

China Trip - canceled

Texas Immersion Trip -  canceled

Baseball team Florida Trip -  canceled

Portland Immersion March - canceled

Rosebud Reservation (South Dakota) Immersion Trip - scheduled for this summer,  no final decision made yet

March 13 - MPA Board of Directors and Interscholastic Management Committee voted to delay the start of the 2020 Spring sports pre-season practice until April 27, 2020.

 

Winter Sports Banquet on March 15 - canceled

Spring Sports Information Night on March 16 - canceled

Sportsmanship Summit on March 19 - postponed

New Balance Indoor Nationals on March 13- 15 - canceled

 

March 16 | Naples Alumni Reception - canceled

All Cheverus Business Network events - canceled until further notice

March 19 | Giving Day - postponed, date TBD

March 28 | Morning of Reflection - postponed, date TBD

April 2 | Magis Awards - postponed, date TBD

April 14 | Boston Alumni Reception -  canceled

May 2 | Cheverus Gala - postponed, date TBD

 


 

 

Any additional updates will be shared here. 

UPDATED March 27, 2020


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