The Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York work closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local departments of health in the ten counties we serve, and district supervising nurses in New York City to develop strategies to prevent and inhibit the spread of bacterial and viral infections. Our schools follow the guidance of their local health departments, with the goal of keeping schools open as long as it is in the best interest of our students and faculty.
Click here to view the Archdiocese of New York Department of Education School Wellness Policy for the 2017-18 School Year.
Frequently Asked Questions: Enterovirus D68 (PDF)
(Updated September 19, 2014)
Ebola School Guide (PDF)
For your information only. As of October 15, 2014, NO cases of Ebola have been confirmed in New York City or New York State.
Many Archdiocesan schools participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. State and Federal funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture are used to purchase, deliver, and prepare and serve nutritious meals to our students. Schools operating an After School Program have been given federal funds for snacks.
The Child Nutrition Program in the Archdiocese of New York serves 4.1 million meals to participating schools annually.
The Child Nutrition Program and the New York City Department of Health provide training for school cafeteria staffs. Government funding is used to renovate, replace and purchase new equipment.
The direct beneficiaries of the program are school children who enjoy balanced meals that meet the standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.