All families must complete the COVID PRE SCREENING FORM WHICH IS A GOOGLE FORM. This is for all programs (Summer, Angels, Sacrament Prep, Home Study, Family Catechesis, Sunday and Volunteers).
For all Catechetical/Faith Formation sessions whether in the school, in church or any church building face coverings are required (regardless of vaccine status).
COVID GUIDELINES FOR CATECHETICAL/FAITH FORMATION SESSIONS
"Face coverings: Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 251 on August 6, 2021, making mask- wearing mandatory indoors for staff, students, and visitors in schools. The Archdiocese will adapt the same mask-wearing protocols for catechetical programming. This will remain in effect until such time as the
Governor rescinds the order and the Archdiocese gives further direction regarding mask-wearing in schools.
Per the Governor's Executive Order, masks may be removed indoors when, among other listed circumstances:
*wearing one would inhibit the individual's health, such as in extreme heat (in extreme heat Faith Formation will meet virtually or in church if space allows)
*when the individual is engaged in activity that cannot physically be performed while wearing a mask, (Faith Formation students do not engage in physical activity)
* such as eating or drinking, or playing a musical instrument that would be obstructed by a face mask. (there will be no eating and drinking at Faith Formation sessions)
* when a student’s documented medical condition or disability, as reflected in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Educational Plan pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, precludes use of a face mask; Please note that subsequent Executive Order No. 253 requires individuals seeking a medical exemption from mask wearing to produce written documentation from a medical professional to support the exemption. Self- attestations and parental attestations are not sufficient for this purpose. Written documentation is to be from a board-certified physician certified in the specialty area encompassing the diagnosis and who is currently treating the individual for that condition."(Archdiocese of Newark)