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Diocese of Jefferson City to close Catholic schools March 18 – April 3

UPDATED APRIL 1, 2020: These protocols have been replaced by a new decree of Bishop McKnight’s Read more here

For Immediate Release

JEFFERSON CITY — The 37 elementary and three high schools in the Diocese of Jefferson City will close March 18-April 3, in service to the common good and in collaboration with both state and local health care officials.

Principals have been provided with the following resources:

  • To meet the educational needs of each student, each school is working towards providing either e-learning or packet-based instruction at the local level.
  • All employees will continue to be paid without interruption. 
  • All extracurricular activities at the schools should be postponed/canceled, including athletics.
  • Families and staff should be discouraged from traveling or hosting in-person gatherings of more than 10 people during this time.

For more information on what Catholic parishes and schools are doing in response to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit www.diojeffcity.org/public-health.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City includes 38 counties in northeastern and central Missouri and is led by Bishop McKnight.

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For Media: Contact Helen Osman, via email or by phone at 512.785.3006.

Parishioners: For more information contact your parish office, and rely on information sent to you from your school administrations.