St. Rita Catholic School canceled classes for the rest of the week. Here’s what school representatives say:

“Dear School Family:

We wanted to give you an update. We have been in communication with Dallas County Health and Human Services regarding the presumptive case of COVID-19 with one of our parents. They are currently working to gather information and will call us with further instruction shortly. At this time, they’ve asked us not to comment on the details of this particular case. We will give you all the information we can when directed.

We have, however, voluntarily initiated several precautions:

  1. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel classes the rest of the week. We will assess the situation as things unfold to decide when to reopen sometime after Spring Break.
  2. We are currently working on cleaning the School (and the entire campus) following CDC guidelines. When we know more about this, we will let you know exactly what we do.

So, let’s be calm and let’s be St. Rita to one another! Let’s hold each other in prayer. And wash hands! We will be in touch later today with more information.
Yours, in Christ,
Fr. Joshua J. Whitfield and Mr. Michael Wixted”

There are six presumptive cases of coronavirus in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including two in Dallas County, one in Tarrant County and three in Collin County, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Find out more information at the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center here.

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