COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information


Last updated: January 15, 2021

St. Athanasius School Families,

Thank you for your participation and support throughout remote learning this week. We are looking forward to our return to school on Tuesday, but we hope you had a wonderful holiday and that we can all return to the school building healthy to resume our time together. The Archdiocese updated their quarantine guidance for travel yesterday; We are including it below. Please let Principal McClay know if you have any questions. 

Updated Quarantine Protocol

  • Quarantine periods for all domestic travel (travel out of Illinois) is now ten (10) days.
  • Quarantine periods may be shortened to seven (7) days if individuals present a written negative COVID-19 test result. The test must be administered no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival back in the state. Only written results are accepted (a verbal confirmation does not suffice).
  • This guidance can be applied retroactively to any out-of-state travel that occurred in early January. This may enable certain families to return to in-person learning who were unable to return to Illinois by Jan. 4.
  • Quarantines for international travel quarantine remain 14 days.
  • Quarantines for COVID-19 exposure cases also remain 14-days (based upon the recommendation of all departments of public health in those jurisdictions in which the archdiocese operates and our own medical advisors).

Return to School Reminders

  • All students should have at least one extra mask with them every day. 
  • Remember to complete your daily wellness check prior to your student’s arrival at school. 
  • If a household member (including a nanny, even if they don’t live in your home) is sick or is awaiting Covid test results, students should stay home until it is determined that the symptomatic person does not have Covid. 
  • Dress appropriately for the weather each day. We will continue to be outside for PE and recess whenever possible. 

Thank you.

Carol McClay, Principal
Father Hernan, Pastor



Additional Updates

  • Read the latest Parish updates from Cardinal Cupich and Pastor Father Hernan.
  • Join St. Athanasius Parish for Sunday Mass via livestream here. For a schedule and details about in-person Mass, visit our Parish Reopening page.
  • Community-in-need & volunteer assistance: The parish is offering assistance to those in need; if you, or someone you know, is in need of groceries/medications, or could use someone to chat with or check in on him/her, a group of volunteers would like to help. Email saintasfriends@gmail.com with your request. If you would like to volunteer to help community members, please join St. A's Lotsa Helping Hands Community Site via this link.
  • PSO Lunch Program helping to provide meals to hospitals: Read more about how to help our PSO Hot Lunch Program divert resources to help feed healthcare professionals at two local hospitals.  
  • Learning resources via YouTube: St. Athanasius School and the Archdiocese of Chicago are working together to provide additional quality eLearning for all our students. Access the learning library herewhich provides extra resources to our students.

During this time, please continue engaging with friends, family, and St. A's through our social media:

Links & Resources

St. Athanasius Parish >

St. Athanasius Parish | Sunday Mass Livestream >


Archdiocese of Chicago | Mass Broadcasts >

Office of Catholic Schools >

City of Evanston | COVID-19 Updates >


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention >

World Health Organization >



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