St. Thomas Episcopal school closed through March 24 after possible exposure to coronavirus

St. Thomas Episcopal in Meyerland has closed its school until March 25 after a student's sibling was possibly exposed to the virus.

A letter from Headmaster Michael F. Cusack, Jr. and Rev. David O. Browderand states:

"Dear STE Community:

Many of you are understandably concerned regarding the potential exposure of our community to COVID-19. We now have additional details to share regarding this situation and the steps STE is taking during the closure.

We have learned that an STE student has a sibling at another school who had a possible exposure to the virus. Due to our obligation to protect the health information of those in our community, we are unable to provide additional details regarding the student.


Please note that no student, faculty member, or staff member at STE has had direct exposure to COVID-19. Our administration made the decision to close our campus a few days ahead of Spring Break as a precautionary measure."


The letter also states the school will reevaluate before opening classes March 25 and determine whether the school should offer remote instruction. The school has an enrollment of about 600 students.

The church plans to hold services as regularly scheduled on Sunday.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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