COVID-19 Health & Safety

Please refer to this page frequently for the latest announcements and updates about Newark Catholic High School regarding COVID-19 Health and Safety updates and resources. We are in the midst of a national emergency and we are committed to making decisions that are not only in the best interest of our students, faculty, and staff but also ensuring that those decisions are in the best interest of our national health and security.


COVID-19 Guidance for Licking County Schools as of September 22, 2021


COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard

Information regarding the number of COVID-19 cases in our school community can be found here on our COVID-19 Dashboard.


Please use the Licking County Health Department Symptom Checker to monitor your student’s daily symptoms.




  • When calling your student in ‘absent’ due to an illness that may have “COVID” related symptoms, your student will be required to stay home one additional day after their last absent day (example: if you call your student off on Monday, they cannot return until Wednesday even if they feel fine on Tuesday). This is a precautionary step that we are following along with many other Licking County schools. While students are at home they are able to login to Google Classroom for remote learning.
  • Allergy season is upon us and we are heading into flu season. The symptoms between allergies, flu, and COVID-19 are very similar. Knowing your child’s past medical history will help you determine the best call to action for them.
  • Newark Catholic is continuing to clean all bathrooms between lunch periods and deep clean them in the evening. Split lunches have helped limit exposure and hallway gatherings are virtually non-existent. Classrooms are disinfected during lunch periods along with handrails, light switches, doorknobs, and anything that a student may come in contact with. The entire building is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected every evening.

Ohio Department of Health Director’s Order Requiring the Use of Facial Coverings in Child Education Settings

ODE Coronavirus Information for Schools & Districts

Licking County Health Department Return to School Guidance 

CDC Coronavirus Information

Licking County Board of Health

Ohio Department of Health