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COVID-19 RESOURCES, PROTOCOLS AND MEMOS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

Read the latest from the Diocese of Palm Beach here.

The following documents can be downloaded and distributed to schools and parishes: 

 



November 9, 2021: Diocesan Travel & Return to Work/School Policy (pdf)

November 9, 2021: Updated COVID-19 travel policy for schools (pdf)

October 18, 2021: Superintendent Letter (pdf)

September 24, 2021:  Superintendent Letter and Florida Department of Education Decision Tree
    Superintendent Letter (pdf)
    FDOE Decision Tree English (pdf)
    FDOE Decision Tree Spanish (pdf)

August 22, 2021:  Superintendent Letter to Parents and Guardians
    Superintendent Letter to Parents and Guardians (doc) (pdf) (jpeg1) (jpeg2)
 
August 20, 2021:  Superintendent Letter to Parents and Guardians and Reference Guide
    Superintendent Letter to Parents and Guardians (doc) (pdf)
    Diocese of Palm Beach Office of Catholic Schools COVID-19 Reference Guide, August 20, 2021 (pdf)  (jpeg)

August 17, 2021:  Superintendent Letter to Parents and Guardians and Reference Guide
    Superintendent Letter to Parents and Guardians, August 17, 2021
    Diocese of Palm Beach Office of Catholic Schools COVID-19 Reference Guide, August 16, 2021

August 9, 2021:  COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines for the 2021-22 School Year
    
(pdf)

July 15, 2021:  COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines for the 2021-22 School Year
   
(pdf) (jpeg)

June 7, 2021:  Updated information from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding Pandemic Safety Protocols
    English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
    Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
    Vimeo- https://vimeo.com/558706959

May 14, 2021: Statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito on Policies regarding Pandemic Restrictions
   
English (pdf) (jpeg)
    Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)

May 12, 2021: Memo on Facial Coverings and Masks from the Office of Catholic Schools
   
(pdf) (jpeg)

April 9, 2021: Updated Memo on Domestic Travel, from the Office of Catholic Schools
   
(pdf) (jpeg)

January 20, 2021: Decision Tree Revised, Letter to Parents, 2nd Semester Summary and Updated Travel Memo, from the Superintendent
   
Decision Tree Revised (pdf)
    Letter to Parents / Guardians from the Superintendent (pdf)
    2nd Semester Summary (pdf)
    Guidelines for School Employees and Families on Domestic and International Air Travel (pdf)

November 19, 2020: COVID-19 Update from Most Reverend Gerald M Barbarito
   
Letter in English (pdf)
    Letter in Spanish (pdf

September 23, 2020: Diocese of Palm Beach Office of Catholic Schools Updated COVID-19 Decision Tree  (pdf)

August 17, 2020: Self-Screening Checklist (pdf)

July 23, 2020: Re-Entry Memo, Summary and Plan from the Superintendent
    July 23, 2020, Memo from the Office of Catholic Schools (pdf) (doc)
    Re-Entry Summary (pdf
    Academic Calendar (pdf) (doc
    Re-Entry Plan August 2020 (pdf)
    Re-Entry Plan Appendix Documents (pdf)
    Decision Tree for Employees (pdf)
    Decision Tree for Students (pdf)

July 8, 2020: Re-Entry Memo, Summary and Plan from the Superintendent
    July 8, 2020, Memo and Summary from the Office of Catholic Schools (pdf)
    Re-Entry Summary (pdf)
    Re-Entry Plan Appendix Documents (pdf)
    Re-Entry Plan August 2020 (pdf)

June 11, 2020: Superintendent letter to School Communities
   
Letter in English and Spanish (pdf)  

June 5, 2020: Reentry Plan for Diocese of Palm Beach High School Athletic Departments
   
(doc) (pdf

May 19, 2020: Superintendent letter to School Communities
   
Letter in English (doc) (pdf

May 11, 2020: Letter from Most Reverend Gerald M Barbarito Regarding Reopening Churches 2020
   
Letter English  (doc) (pdf
    Letter Spanish (doc) (pdf)
    Video https://youtu.be/aPiH-r1pS5k

April 18, 2020: Diocese of Palm Beach Office of Catholic Schools continues virtual instruction through the end of the school year 
   
English (doc) (pdf)

March 31, 2020: Diocese of Palm Beach Schools continue their virtual instruction with school campuses closed through May 1, 2020 
    English (doc) (pdf)

March 27, 2020: Superintendent letter to Members of our Catholic School Community
   
English (doc) (pdf

March 18, 2020: Bishop Barbarito's Statement regarding Liturgical Precautions during Coronavirus Pandemic
    Letter in English (doc) (pdf)
    Letter in Spanish (doc) (pdf)

March 17, 2020: All Diocese of Palm Beach Schools will commence virtual instruction March 31 with campuses closed through April 15, 2020 
    English (doc) (pdf
    Spanish (doc) (pdf)

March 3, 2020: Diocese of Palm Beach Response to the Coronavirus
    English  (pdf)
    Spanish  (pdf

February 27, 2020: Diocese of Palm Beach Office of Catholic Schools Coronavirus Update
    English (doc) (pdf
    Spanish (doc) (pdf
    Creole   (doc) (pdf
 



Videos

November 19, 2020: COVID-19 Update from Most Reverend Gerald M Barbarito
    https://vimeo.com/479941361

June 4, 2020: Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito: Facing Two Viruses
    https://vimeo.com/425592866 

May 12, 2020: Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, the Bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach and the Episcopal Moderator for the Catholic Education Committee of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, shared this special message about Step Up For Students   
    https://vimeo.com/413638058

May 11, 2020: Video from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito regarding reopening of Churches 2020
    https://youtu.be/aPiH-r1pS5k

April 30, 2020: Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, the Bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach message to the faithful
    https://vimeo.com/413635955

March 28, 2020: Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbaritos video provides reassurance and an uplifting message to the faithful in the Diocese of Palm Beach and beyond  
    https://vimeo.com/401388367

March 18, 2020: Bishop Barbarito's Statement Regarding Liturgical Precautions during Coronavirus Pandemic during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    https://vimeo.com/398603289

 



Resources 

August 18, 2021:  Pope Francis Joins the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative’s “It’s Up To You” Campaign to Inspire Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines
   
YouTube Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY5rwTnJF0U
    Press Release in English and Spanish (pdf)

COVID-19 Vaccines: Resources for Church Leaders

Florida Department of Health flyers on symptoms and prevention (hand washing, etc.)
    General PreventionPreventionStop the SpreadScreeningSymptoms

Florida Department of Health website: www.floridahealth.gov
    
Social Distancing for Infectious Disease flyer (pdf)
    Florida COVID-19 Response Resources

Palm Beach Physician's Guild COVID-19 Resources

CDC’s COVID-19 website:
    
English website - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
    Spanish website - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html

 



Financial Resources

Catholic Charities COVID-19 Parish Social Ministry (pdf

Step Up For Students income-based scholarships available for the 2020-21 school year
 



Counseling Resources 

Catholic Charities Online Virtural sessions in English and Spanish (link to article) (pdf)
 



Worship Resources

TV Masses and Online Worship Resources

Diocesan Prayer for God's Protection in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic
    
English (doc) (pdf
    Spanish (doc) (pdf
    Creole   (doc) (pdf)

Pope Francis' Prayer regarding COVID-19 on the Vatican News website

USCCB Resources for Prayer and Engagement during Coronavirus

Spiritual Communion
    English (doc) (pdf)

 

 

 

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