March 30: Governor Ralph Northam has issued a stay-at-home order for Virginia. However, the order does not require businesses to close or employees not to go to work. Businesses are allowed to remain open as long as they comply with rules about social distancing. For this reason, we believe that the situation with Seton Home Study School will remain the same and
that Seton will continue to operate with little or no disruption. We currently are taking enrollments, shipping books, supplying testing, and providing all of our usual services.
March 24: The Governor of Virginia has announced a new set of restrictions to slow the coronavirus outbreak. Virginia is NOT closing all businesses as some other states have done, so Seton should be only minimally impacted by the new restrictions. At this time, Seton is continuing to provide all services, with some employees working from home and others working in the Seton building.
We regret to announce that the Seton high school graduation, which was scheduled for May 23rd, has been postponed. The graduation was to take place at a local high school, but since all Virginia public schools are closed for the remainder of the school year it will not be possible to hold the graduation as scheduled. Our intention is to reschedule the graduation for a weekend at the end of July. Any 2020 graduate who is unable to attend this year’s graduation will be eligible to attend the 2021 graduation.
March 17: Seton Home Study School is committed to keeping our employees and community safe while continuing to provide a high level of service to our families. As of March 17th, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Warren County, Virginia, where Seton is located. For this reason, our employees are largely continuing to work from Seton’s offices, while implementing policies of more cleaning and social distancing.
As mentioned, it is Seton’s intention to continue to provide a high level of service to our families throughout the coronavirus epidemic. To this end we are making plans to continue providing counseling, grading, and enrollment services even if employees need to work off-premises. We believe that we can also continue to provide testing and shipping services even with a reduced in-building staff. It is possible, however, that some services might become harder to maintain. For example, it is possible that mailed-in assignments and tests may not be processed as quickly as usual. For this reason, we encourage families to use our electronic testing and grading services as much as possible. So, if you are accustomed to mailing papers in, you might consider switching to scanning and uploading.
We know that you rely on Seton to provide services and with God’s grace we fully intend to continue to provide those services to your family.