Important Information about COVID-19

Cate School is actively monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be sending out regular correspondence to keep the community informed. This webpage will also be regularly updated. The School will be referencing the latest information from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The World Health Organization (WHO), and the California Department of Public Health to make the most informed decision. If you have any questions, please email

Latest Update

November 16, 2020 – In light of the new standards from the Governor of California, and in keeping with the recommendations of our medical director, we are immediately making a series of policy and protocol adjustments to ensure that our students remain safe and our program can continue unabated until Winter Break.

  • The campus will be closed to non-programmatic visitors and guests effective immediately and continuing until Winter Break
  • Families who intended to travel to the Mesa to celebrate Thanksgiving should cancel those plans as the risk of contagion being introduced to the campus community is too great
  • All Cate students involved in club sports off campus will suspend their involvement in such activities from this moment until the beginning of Winter BreakSee More

Frequently Asked Questions

We are continuing to actively monitor the situation with local, state, and national officials. We are also staying in communication with our peer schools and universities to make the most informed decisions about keeping Cate’s campus safe.

Once they arrive on campus for classes, day students will remain on campus until they go home for the evening.

We will ask that day students continue to limit their contact with people outside the Mesa as much as is reasonable.

We encourage families to focus on prevention as recommended by the CDC. Simple everyday steps, like washing your hands, avoiding contact with those who may have symptoms, and exercising self-care can make a difference in staying healthy. Please reference the CDC website for additional resources.

For any questions or concerns, please email or contact your student’s advisor.