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Response to a Positive COVID-19 Case

Should there be a positive test result with a student or employee at St. Joseph, our school will immediately notify Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) and the Catholic Schools Office.  The individual directly impacted will be placed on home isolation per current guidance from DCHHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
In conjunction with DCHHS, a contact tracing investigation will be conducted with subsequent notification of any identified close contacts to the positive case. We will implement the specific protocols set forth from DCHHS and CDC regarding quarantine for any identified close contacts who may have been exposed to the person testing positive, as well as procedures for the cleaning and disinfection of facilities.
We will then notify parents that there was a positive case and we have followed these protocols.