COVID-19 Information

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic Education has created the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page as a resource for our students, school families, and employees to help navigate this rapidly changing landscape.  COVID-19 is an ever-evolving health and safety concern affecting the entire country. 

Our primary goal remains to provide for the health and safety of all those entrusted to our care.  A dedicated point of contact has been established where parents can share questions or concerns. Messages may be sent to covid19@archphila-oce.org.  The mailbox is being monitored on daily basis. As well, during these uncertain and trying times for our community, we understand that people are experiencing a wide range of reactions and emotions. We have established an a dedicated point of contact for families seeking spiritual support. Those in need can send a message to spiritualsupport@archphila-oce.org.

Outlined below are resources from the Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  In addition to communication from the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education to date and updates on the status of our parish and regional elementary schools, high schools, and schools of special education.  We have also included additional resources which may be helpful during this time.

Please be assured of our continued prayers for all of those affected by this virus and for you and your families during this season of Lent.

 

Videos from Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez

As part of the ongoing pastoral and temporal response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has dramatically impacted our lives and our communities, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has released a series of pastoral messages via social media and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (AOP) special COVID-19 resource page.

Links to the videos can be found below.

Pastoral Messages from Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez in the Wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 3.30.20

Assistance with Flexible Instructional Model

AoPTech e-Learning Resources
Universal Ed Tech Support Request

Federal Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC – Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC – Information for Travel
CDC – Community Mitigation Strategy

Pennsylvania Government Resources

PA Department of Health Website
PA Department of Health – Coronavirus
PA Department of Health – Coronavirus Information for Schools K-12

Archdiocesan Resources

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) – Response to Outbreak of Coronavirus
Pope Francis’ prayer to Virgin Mary for protection
USCCB Statements on Coronavirus
USCCB President’s Reflection and Prayer During Coronavirus
USCCB Responds to Coronavirus – Prayer Cards
Nutritional Development Services
Independence Blue Cross CHIP Information Flyer

Spiritual Resources

AOP School Spiritual Resources
Locations Offering Streamed Masses
Live Webcam – Lourdes, France
March 27, 2020: Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Announces The Launch Of “The Power Of Faith And Hope In A Time Of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat”
2020 Faculty Holy Week Retreat, Conference 1
2020 Faculty Holy Week Retreat, Conference 2
Newman Connection

Employee Resources

Infectious Disease Control Policy During COVID-19 Outbreak
Penn Behavioral Health_What PBH Can Do For You Archdiocese of Phila
Telemedicine Flyer Sept 2019
Update – Telemedicine – MDLIVE 3.19.20
MD Live – Coronavirus What you need to know
Working Remotely During COVID 19 CWMH Guide

Communications
Communications to-date