September 1, 2021
Dear All Saints Community,
When I sent out our protocols for 2021-2022 on August 11, we were looking forward to a mask optional year. As we announced last week, though, in light of the continued increase in infection rate and hospitalizations in our area, we moved to having masks temporarily be required indoors for all students, employees, and essential workers on campus.
The decision to return to face masks being optional again will be based on the decrease in infection rate for the county, the city of Beaumont, and the All Saints community. The CDC Covid tracker gives weekly updates regarding the case rate and percentage of positivity in Jefferson County. The color code system indicates we are currently in the highest level (red) of transmission. Our goal is for the transmission rate for the county to trend in the moderate (yellow) range. In addition, we will monitor and factor in the city of Beaumont’s daily report on the number of new cases, broken down by age groups, and the number of cases on our campus. These three factors will guide us in our decision to move to face mask optional. Please know that protocols are subject to change based on the infection rate in our community.
Thank you for your cooperation through this challenging time. We appreciate your prayers for our school community.
Head of School