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COVID-19 Response

This page was created as a resource and archive for all communication from Holy Names High School about COVID-19  and its impact on the HNHS community. First and foremost, Holy Names High School is mindful of the health and well being of our own community as well as the greater global community.  Students, faculty and staff have engaged in distance learning and will be working from home while observing the county mandate to shelter in place.
 
HNHS is following the guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in order to keep our campus healthy and safe.  Extra hand sanitizing stations have been added strategically to hallways and common areas to promote a safe environment on campus and the campus will undergo a deep clean in the absence of people on campus.
 
For more information about the developing public health response to the virus, please reference the resources on this page.
 
Please continue to check this page as we expect frequent updates in the coming weeks.

Holy Names High School is following guidance from the California Department of Public Health in regards to reopening campus for in-person learning.  For more information, please visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Schools%20Reopening%20Recommendations.pdf

 

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The current upsurge of COVID 19 in our communities has led to concerns for the safety of our staff and students; therefore, we are now creating a distant learning plan for the start of the school year. In the initial plan for an on campus start we prepared the campus based on the guidelines from the CDC; however, the acknowledgement of keeping our high schoolers 6 feet apart with masks during unstructured time was always a concern. Now, with the current research, it is clear we would be putting both our students and staff at risk if we begin the school year on campus.

 

The campus is and will continue to be open during school hours. It's clean and ready for staff members and parents/students to strategically access the building in ways that support our programs and student learning.   The front office will be open, and I will be available for on campus or virtual meetings to support questions and concerns as they arise. Any and all meetings that occur on campus will follow the CDC guidelines.

 

Even though we will not be on campus for instruction, we are Holy Names and we are approaching our opening of the school year with love and care. I end this communication with this Prayer of the Day: I pray for everyone’s safety and health. I pray that during this time, we focus on God. I pray that everyone who is worried about this pandemic finds rest in Him.  Amen.

  

Take care and be safe!!!!

Jamie Adams, Ed.D.

Principal

Good Morning Holy Names Families and Students,

With only two more weeks of instruction, and then two weeks finishing up project assessments or assignments, many of us are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. That said, I know we have a lot to think about before we finish the year. So much of what is ahead is in the planning. The teachers and I will be working on ending this school year with positive outcomes for students.  We want to authentically recognize their hard work and achievement; therefore, we will be making important decisions about grading, graduation, and meaningful ways to end the school year.  Below are the things in progress and some assurances.

 

Graduation Team -

Ms. Ankobia, Ms. Soldavini, Ms. Lima, and Mr. Nelson are reaching out to students and families and gaining wonderful input about graduation.   The innovative ideas are greatly appreciated and are being explored for implementation. The team will be connecting throughout the week and determining next steps. The assurance is we want a celebration that is uniquely Holy Names and that resonates with our students and their families.

 

Process to end the year-

The week of May 26th will be utilized for students returning school materials and cleaning out lockers. Next Monday, I will set forth the plan so we can do this effectively with physical distancing retained. 

 

Admissions-

Our incoming class is excited to join our learning community! Admissions held a New Monarch Hangout and it was a huge success!  Our student ambassadors answered questions that our Class of 2024 submitted.  Coach T made a cameo appearance and answered questions about our Athletic Department. We will be ordering Class of 2024 t-shirts this week that we will mail to our new students! 

 

Reminder…. AP Tests

This year due to COVID -19, the tests are all administered online.  Students will be taking their tests at home.  Ms. Brownell has been giving updated information about these tests to staff and students all along.  If you have more questions please contact the teacher of record or Ms. Brownell lbrownell@hnhsoakland.org .

 

As you can tell, we have some important decisions and action steps on the horizon. I can give an overarching assurance, we will be thoughtful and sensitive to individual interests. However, our challenge as educators is to take the steps that support all students.

 

In closing, students will look back on this unusual year as one of their most memorable years. Living this history will give our young adults an education far beyond the classrooms. The perspective they will gain through this time will add a wisdom far beyond their years. You cannot buy wisdom, it’s gained by experiences. 

 

In peace,

Dr. jamie Adams

HNHS Principal

 
Dear Holy Names Community,
 
For over 150 years, Holy Names High School has ensured that every young woman has access to a top-tier education, regardless of her ability to pay. That sacred calling has never been more important and we need your help.
We have developed the HNHS Emergency Response Fund to support students and families experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and to ensure our normal operations can continue during the health closure.

Our students need you, and the need is great. Normally, we would raise $180,000 between now and the end of the school year through our spring fundraiser (Boots & BBQ and Taste of Tuscany) and traditional appeals. We need your donation, no matter the amount, to help us raise this goal, and keep school life as steady and routine as possible during these uncertain times.
 
With your help we can do this. We realize that many in our community have been financially impacted by the economic downturn. We are asking you to be the safety net for our students. Please give what you can and feel confident that your donation is making a direct impact on our students. We are keeping a lean and conservative budget, pursuing grant and federal support options, and ensuring our faculty and staff remain employed and available to our students.

We are incredibly proud of our students, who are resilient and determined to continue their studies. Even now, our seniors are receiving college admissions packets at home and staying focused on finishing their senior year and advancing to college. They are missing many of the treasured senior traditions, and yet they reach out to fellow students to check in and make sure everyone is connected and supported. That is HNHS sisterhood.

We are equally grateful to our faculty, staff and SNJM sisters for their response to this crisis situation, and reaching out to our students daily to provide educational instruction and emotional support.Our commitment to educating the whole person and caring for these young women remains our top priority, and we need your help. Will you partner with us in this mission?

Thank you for living the value of Noblesse Oblige and supporting our students at this time. Your act of service is a blessing to us all and a sign of God’s love. We hope that you continue to practice social distancing, care for yourself and others, and know that the Holy Names community is holding you in our prayers as well.
 
Gratefully,
 
Constance Hubbard ‘70
HNHS President
 
Dear Holy Names Community,

I am forwarding the press release that just went out announcing that we are closing schools through May 1, 2020. I wanted to let you know since you will start hearing it on the news. I will be sending the information out to students and families a bit later today.Jamie will continue to work with faculty on how to keep the education process going for students. Look for communication from her. The counselors are collecting the student course selections for next year and we are continuing the Admissions process. Emily Lacroix and the Development team are working on a special campaign to help support us through this difficult time. We are planning for next year and expect to be able to start the school year - we have 36 confirmed enrolled for the Class of 2024 already!
 
Everyone is doing an amazing job considering the circumstances. I appreciate your efforts and am amazed at the results! Please know that your work is extremely important - dare I say "essential" - and that you are appreciated. I have faith and confidence in our ability to get through this and have a strong Holy Names High School to serve students well into the future.

Thank you for your continued efforts, remember to take care of yourselves and your families, feel free to write me a note if there is anything that we can do on this end to support you. We are collecting the mail, paying bills, and processing payroll
(as in plan on your regular pay through this) during the closure.
Noblesse Oblige
 
WE ARE HOLY NAMES!
 
Constance Hubbard '70
HNHS President

“As there is so much confusion, misinformation and denial on social media about the coronavirus we hope to explain, in plain language, why the experts see this as such an emergency. Many people are reading the claim online that this virus is a lot like the viruses that cause colds, and that if you get it, it will probably just seem like a bad cold and you are very unlikely to die. Depending on who you are, this may be true, but there is more to this story that is key to our outcome as a community.

 

This is a coronavirus that is new to the human population. Although it is related to the viruses that cause colds, and acts a lot like them in many ways, nobody has ever been exposed to this before, which means nobody has any immunity to it.

 

The virus is now moving explosively through the human population, spreading through respiratory secretions and 10 times more contagious than the flu or cold. Although many people will recover, about 20% will wind up with a serious pneumonia that will require hospitalization. Some will be so ill from the pneumonia that they will die. We estimate this may be 2-3%, but it is higher in Italy’s experience, partially because the healthcare system was overwhelmed so rapidly. In those over age 70, the death rate is 8-20%. So if a child catches it on a playdate, they can easily transmit it to their grandmother as easily as touching the same doorknob or countertop.

 

Scientists measure the spread of an epidemic by a number called R0, or “R naught.” That number is calculated this way: for every person who develops the illness, how many other people do they give it to before they are cured (or dead) and no longer infectious? The R0 for coronavirus appears to be a number close to 3 – an extremely frightening number for such a deadly disease.

 

Suppose you catch the virus. You will give it to 3 other people, and they will each give it to three others, and so forth. Here is how the math works, where you, the “index case,” are the first line:

 

1

3

9

27

81

243

729

2,187

6,561

19,683

59,046

177,147

531,441

1,594,323

4,782,969

14,348,907

 

So, in just 15 steps of transmission, the virus has gone from just one index case to 14.3 million other people. Those 15 steps might take only a few weeks. With school out and lots of playdates, maybe less. The first person may be a young and healthy Brookline child, but many of those 14 million people will be old and sick, and they will likely die because they got a virus that started in one person’s throat.

 

R0 is not fixed – it can be lowered by control measures. If we can get the number below 1, the epidemic will die out. This is the point of the quarantines and social distancing, but we are not doing it fast enough.

 

In the US, we have to slow down the virus. American hospitals, Boston hospitals, have limited resources. We have a fixed number of ventilators and an impending calamity on our hands. Our Italian critical care colleagues have shared with us that they simply do not have enough resources (ventilators, physicians and nurse, critical care beds), and are forced to choose who lives and dies based on old tenets of wartime triage. Older patients do not even get a ventilator and die of their pneumonia. These are decisions nobody should have to face, and we are only 11 days behind Italy’s fate. Their hospitals are quite advanced, and we are no better in Boston. As doctors, we are desperately trying to prepare for the onslaught of patients in the coming weeks. It is already beginning. This is an opportunity for you as the district leadership the time to be aggressive and help us fight this by “Flattening the Curve”.

 

We implore you, as a group of Boston’s doctors preparing to fight this, to help us. Please send a new email to ALL the Brookline school district families. Social distancing is painful. We know that kids have cabin fever, they are pleading to see their friends, they may have birthday parties coming up or special events they have been looking forward to. All of us need to work and childcare is a big worry. But we need to overcome these issues and boredom for the coming weeks so that we can survive this with as few deaths as possible. What does that mean?

 

  1. No playdates, not even 1:1.
  2. No small gatherings, no meetings between a couple families, even for birthday parties.
  3. Avoid trampoline parks, climbing gyms, restaurants, movie theaters, anything in an enclosed area. Many of these places are advertising increased cleaning and hygiene. This is not sufficient! Do not go.
  4. Cancel planned vacations for the next month. Avoid airline travel that is not an emergency. Many airlines and rental agencies are offering penalty free cancellations.
  5. Stay at home as much as possible. Work from home if you possibly can. You may have to go buy groceries and medicine, of course, but make the trips quick and purposeful.
  6. Wash your hands thoroughly after you have been in public places, for a full 20 seconds, soaping up thoroughly and being sure to get between the fingers.
  7. Please avoid disseminating social media claims that the situation is not serious or is being exaggerated. This is a national crisis and conveying misinformation to your friends and family may put their lives in danger.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and stay safe and healthy in the coming weeks.”

 

Respectfully,

 

Erika Rangel, MD, Director of Surgical Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

Shawn Rangel, MD, Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Boston

Asaf Bitton, MD, Executive Director Ariadne Labs and Internal Medicine, BWH

Daniel O’connor, MD, Pediatrics, Longwood Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Boston

Beth O’connor, MD, Pediatrics, Roslindale Pediatrics

Vandana Madhavan, MD, Clinical Director of Pediatric Infectious Disease, MGH

Parag Amin, MD, Pediatrics, Centre Pediatrics

Christy Cummings, MD, Neonatology, Children’s Hospital Boston

Eric Bluman, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, BWH

Trimble Augur, MD, Internal Medicine, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

Dasha Weir, MD, Pediatric gastroenterology

Amy Evenson Warren, Transplant Surgery, BIDMC

William Oldham, MD, PhD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, BWH

James Kryzanski, MD, Neurosurgery, Tufts Medical Center

Ben Zendejas-Mummert, MD, Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Boston

Johanna Iturrino Moreda, MD, Gastroenterology, BIDMC

David Berg, MD, Cardiology and Cardiac Critical Care, BWH

Jennifer Crombie, MD, Hematology Oncology, BWH

Jenifer Lightdale, MD, Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, U Mass Memorial Hospital

Wayne Tworetzky, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital Boston

Elaine Yu, MD, Endocrinology

Jonathan Li, Infectious Disease

Nancy Cho, MD, Surgical Oncology, BWH

Eric Sheu, MD, Minimally Invasive Surgery, BWH

Reza Askari, MD, Director, Surgical Critical Care, BWH

Cindy Lien, MD, Internal Medicine and Palliative Care, BIDMC

Hannah Parker, MD, OB/GYN

Alysa E. Doyle, PhD, Center for Genomic Medicine, MGH

Christopher Smith, MD, Internal Medicine, Charles River Medical Associates, Wellesley, MA

Maya Greer, NP, Children’s Hospital Boston

Rusty Jennings, MD, Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Boston

Emily Oken, MD, Professor of Population Medicine, BWH

Chinwe Ukomadu, MD, Head of Clinical Hepatology, Novartis

Jennifer Kaufman, MD, Internal Medicine, BWH

Ann Poduri, MD, MPH, Pediatric Neurology

Susan Yehle Ritter, MD, Rheumatology

Diego Martinucci, MD Psychiatry, Atrius Health

Shih-Ning Liaw, MD, Pediatric Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children’s Hospital

Wolfram Goessling, MD, Gastroenterology and Oncology, MGH

Paola Daza, Pediatrics, MGH

Juan Matute, Neonatology, MGH

John Ross, MD, Internal Medicine, BWH

Megan Sandel, MD, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

Kathy Calvillo, MD, Surgery, BWH

Christine Greco, MD, Anesthesia, Children’s Hospital Boston

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, Internal Medicine, BWH and Harvard T.H. Chand School of Public Health

Chandru Krishnan, MD, Ophthalmology, Tufts Medical Center

Amy Ship, MD, Internal Medicine, Associate Director of Medical Education, Atrius Health

Yen-Lin Evelyn Chen, MD, Radiation Oncology, MGH

Daihung Do, MD, Dermatology, BIDMC

Chloe Zera, MD, MPH, Maternal Fetal Medicine, BIDMC

Alejandra Barrero-Castillero, MD, MPH, Neonatology, Children’s Hospital Boston

Jesse Esch, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital Boston

Alison Packard, MD, OB/GYN, MGH

Vik Khurana, MD PhD, Chief Division of Movement Disorders, BWH

Tu-Mai Tran, MD, MSc, Family Medicine, BMC

Yu Liu, MD PhD, Internal Medicine, Bristol Myers Squibb

Yih-Chieh Chen, MD

Lily Li, MD, Allergy and Immunology, BWH

Dear Holy Names Families,
 
We are communicating how we plan to support all to comply with the Bay Area-wide shelter in place order. We are all working together to curtail the spread of COVID-19. This order affects all of us in that we are committed to working together as the Holy Names High School Family.
 
Highlights of the order include:
 
  • Everyone should stay at home, except for those working in “essential” jobs as detailed in the document.
  • No non-essential travel or social activities.
  • Essential travel is permitted, which includes obtaining supplies for ourselves or for others who cannot leave their homes.
  • Travel is also permitted for hiking, walking, running and other outdoor exercise while practicing social distancing (at least 6 feet apart).
  • No gatherings of any size, including friends inside your home.
 
It is imperative that all of us embrace these behavior changes to curtail the spread of COVID-19. As of today, we have no known cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty, and staff. We ALL must adhere to these requirements and significantly limit social interactions.
 
Education for students will continue and want to be partners with families to get through this together. Please review the information to understand how students may access their classes/teachers and keep the learning going during the time we cannot be on campus. We decided to extend the closure through Spring break to allow as much time as possible for the information about how to best deal with limiting the spread of COVID-19. The school building is closed through April 17, 2020.
 
STUDENT SUPPORT
 
Classes: All teachers will provide assignments through Schoology. Please encourage your students to check Schoology for assignments and expectations for their classes. Help them understand that they are responsible for their own learning while the building is closed. Teachers will be available to students during their regularly scheduled blocks as are listed in the planner. Faculty have been trained (in training) to hone their skills in providing on-line learning for students. Grades for assignments will be posted so that you and your students can track progress. Teachers will work with students to make sure as much learning is happening as possible. We know that access to wifi may be an issue and we will work with students as necessary to support them. We work on issues to support all students as they arise.
 
Counseling: The counselors are available via email if students need to reach out for support. Every student has already received an email with contact information and we want you to know we are available to support you and your family as much as we can.
 
Course Selection Process for 2020-21: All families have received the Course Catalogue and selection sheets. Counselors will reach out and work with students individually to start the process before we return to the building.
 
Activities: All sports, practices and competitions are cancelled until further notice. Extracurricular activities are also on hold while we are closed. We will consider what can be rescheduled before the end of the year depending on the situation at the time.
 
Events: The Spring Musical is postponed and may be rescheduled before the end of the school year if it is allowed.
 
Middle School Day: Cancelled
 
Prom: Remains on the calendar until further notice
 
Tuition: Smart Tuition will continue as usual. If you need to make alternate arrangements for your payment, you must contact Judith Coseteng in the Business Office at least five (5) days before your draw is taken from your account. We know that many are being affected by the stay home order and may have trouble making the monthly payments. We will make every effort possible to support your needs in anticipation that families will catch up on missed payments in the future. No student will be unenrolled because of ability to pay.
 
We need you to communicate with us to maximize the coordination of efforts to support families in need. Contact: jcoseteng@hnhsoakland.org or by calling 510-450-1110 Ext 115 – leave message and it will be returned.
 
The building will remain closed to students through April 17, 2020 per the Shelter in Place Order and extended through Spring Break.
 
Communication: Please check your emails for communication from Holy Names and check the website for updates: hnhsoakland.org
 
Each teacher has provided contact information for students and parents to check on assignments and to receive help.
 
Thank you for your cooperation during these difficult times. Please know that our students and their families are our families and we will be here to support each other. The most important lesson we can model for our students is compassion and care. We remain committed to the Sisters of the Holy Names core values of radical hospitality and dedication to liberating action to serve our community.
 
In times of crisis or uncertainty, we take strength in remembering that a Holy Names student is a “woman of faith” and committed to “serving others.” Our duty right now as a Holy Names community is to shelter in place, reach out (virtually) to one another, take comfort in prayer, and continue to grow and learn. I extend thanks to our faculty and staff who have responded so swiftly, and to our families supporting their students’ education and well-being. We also offer a prayer of thanksgiving for all who continue to provide essential community and health services during this unprecedented time.
 
WE ARE HOLY NAMES
 
Noblesse Oblige
 
Constance Hubbard ’70, President
Dr. Jamie Adams, Acting Principal
Per orders from the Alameda County Health Department and recommendations from the State of California, Holy Names will be implementing a policy of distance learning through the coming weeks, and at least until the shelter in place order has been lifted.  Making a positive contribution to the health and well being of our school community, as well as our community at large, is paramount to the Holy Names mission.  It is imperative that all of us embrace these changes to curtail the spread of COVID-19, especially to those amongst us who are most vulnerable.
 

The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) is compiling information and resources to support the education community in Alameda County as we respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

 

We want to share the information with you as our partners in education. Please visit our COVID-19

resource folder, and feel free to use any information you find there in your messaging and planning.

 

The folder includes public health resources, updates and recommendations from ACPHD, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other reliable sources. We are also sharing information from educational agencies, including the California Department of Education (CDE). It also includes templates for potential scenarios we all face as this virus spreads in our county, and advice from across the education field we can use as a starting point in our decision-making and messaging.

 

A few items we’d like to highlight:

 

ACOE is posting public-facing resources at https://www.acoe.org/publichealth. We have found valuable, reliable, and current resources for the public from the following sources:

The Homecoming events scheduled for March 20th and 22nd have been canceled. The health and safety of our school community are of utmost importance to Holy Names High School. While there are no known cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on campus, the Homecoming celebration honors many of our seasoned alumnae who are most at risk of contracting the virus. 


The World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and several Bay Area counties have recommended “social distancing” and canceling group events to protect seniors and people with underlying medical conditions. In an abundance of caution, we considered all of this and made the decision to cancel Homecoming 2020.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a fluid situation with information being released hourly. For that reason, we have made the decision not to reschedule, and instead, we will celebrate all of the honor year classes next year at Homecoming 2021. Your ticket will be held for next year and we will have all of the same festivities for the celebration classes of 1940 through 2015, including our 50th anniversary class, 1970.


We know this may be disappointing to some, and we share in the disappointment that we cannot celebrate our honor classes this year. However, we put health and safety first, and we will have a particularly special Homecoming to celebrate next year.


We hold our global community in prayer, and most especially those affected by the virus, healthcare workers on the front lines caring for the ill, and the researchers and scientists working towards a vaccine. Holy Names graduates are “women of faith” and we will pray and care for one another.


If you have questions, please contact me at elacroix@hnhsoakland.org or 510-450-1110 x138. In light of this extraordinary situation, if you prefer a refund instead of having your ticket held for next year or offering it as a donation to the school, we will honor your request.



Noblesse Oblige,


Emily Lacroix

Executive Development Director

Dear Holy Names Families,

 

We continue to be vigilant in our efforts to stay well informed on Coronavirus updates in our community and the surrounding communities. At this point in time we have no reported cases of the virus in our school community.  We thoroughly check out any information brought to our attention by staff, students, and families who are concerned about the spread of the virus.   

 

The campus continues to be cleaned thoroughly each day and staff and students are practicing the health guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

 

  • Washing hands often with soapy water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Staying home if sick. 
  • Covering coughs or sneezes with a tissue, or elbow if tissue is not available. 

 

With our current status, there are no plans to close school.  Monday, March 16th was already scheduled as a spring holiday and it will be nice to enjoy a three-day weekend. 

 

If there's a school closure in the future, the staff will be given information about an online component to explore and complement Schoology, the already accessible system we use for communicating about curriculum and instruction.  

 

I continue to be grateful for the efforts of our learning community to keep everyone healthy and safe.

 

All the best,

Dr. Adams

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

 

Due to the Coronavirus guidelines and expectations for keeping communities safe a decision has been made to cancel Wednesday’ s March 11th Immersion Day.  There are so many unanswered questions about the virus, we thought it would be prudent to keep students on campus instead of traveling out into the community at large.

 

This decision came with much thought and consideration. HNHS Service Learning program has education at its core. Service is an active, ongoing process of learning and engagement. Immersion days aim to provide our students with opportunities to interact with the wider community. This is an essential element of the HNHS mission and SNJM charism. Service contributes to the full development of the human person and is a hallmark of a Holy Names education.  Although Wednesday’s service learning excursions have been postponed, Service and Justice remain as one of our core pillars.

 

I am grateful to share at this point in time there have been no reported Coronavirus cases within our learning community. We will continue to be vigilant with our campus health and safety protocols.

 

Since we will not be leaving campus Wednesday, students will attend their Monday classes on Wednesday.   Monday will still be a Wednesday schedule as shown in the daily planner.

 

Thank you for your understanding and flexibly.

All the best,

Dr. Adams

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

We are keeping a watchful eye on where and how the Coronavirus is spreading throughout the State. As of now, only one case has been reported in Alameda County. The fact there is one, makes it even more important for all of us to be vigilant about following recommended protocols for keeping our community safe and healthy.  I want to share highlights of those recommendations for not only our school community, but also for friends, family, and yourself. The below list of actions steps is known to prevent the spread of flu, and all viruses of that nature: 

  • Wash your hands often with hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

  • Stay home when you are sick. 

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow if tissue is not available. 

 

Holy Names High School will continue to support a clean campus and provide hand sanitizers on campus at strategic locations. 

For more information, Alameda County Public Health Department website can offer continued  insights and updates about the virus. 

http://www.acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx

 

Campus Event Updates

CANCELLED
3/11: Service Immersion Day
 
3/14: Mother/Daughter Luncheon
 
3/20: Homecoming Happy Hour
 
3/22: Homecoming Mass & Reception
 
POSTPONED
4/3-5: Spring Musical, Beehive
 
4/7: Middle School Day
 
4/23: New Family Dinner
 
5/2: Taste of Tuscany, We look forward to a celebrating with our beloved HNHS community as soon is it is deemed safe for us to gather. Thank you to those who have made contributions to the silent auction and raffle. Your donations have been secured on campus and will benefit HNHS as soon as we can reschedule this event.
 
Per NCS guidelines, all HNHS sporting events and extra-curricular activities have been postponed indefinitely.
 
Please continue to check this page as we expect frequent updates in the coming weeks.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

United Way Worldwide has established the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund to support communities affected by COVID-19 with rent, bills, and food.Please call (866) 211-9966 and provide a zip code to be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance
 
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