LPPS COVID Quarantine New Guidelines

Livingston Schools Announce COVID Quarantine Options in Response to New LDOE Guidelines
Posted on 09/30/2021
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Livingston Schools Announce COVID Quarantine Options in Response to New LDOE Guidelines

 

LIVINGSTON, La. – Livingston Parish School Superintendent Joe Murphy announced today that the district has updated its COVID response policy to reflect guidelines issued yesterday (Sept. 29) by the Louisiana Department of Education.

 

The revised district policy mimics the state’s revision below:

 

 “A system may elect to implement the parent choice option for quarantine determination. Under this option, mandatory quarantines for students defined as “close contact” are no longer required. In lieu of mandatory quarantine, the parent shall be notified of the exposure and given the option to quarantine their child or allow their child to remain in school. The parent shall also be given the opportunity for a no cost Covid screening for their child.”

 

“Livingston Parish Public Schools will continue to comply with state guidelines as it relates to policies and procedures related to our efforts to avoid and lessen the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Murphy said.

 

Murphy said the district will also provide a weekly listing of free COVID testing sites within Livingston Parish.  He said the list will be posted on the district website, at www.lpsb.org,  as well as on the district’s social media feeds.  School nurses will also make free testing site information available to their campus communities.

 

“Our school system will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our students and employees,” he said. “Our school nurses will continue to contact the parents or employees of close contacts and make them aware of all options available through our school system, pertaining to quarantines.”

 

“If employees or students who are currently quarantined due to exposure to a COVID positive individual request to return to school, they will be allowed to return as long as they are asymptomatic,” he added.

 

“It is important that we continue to work together to create the safest environment we can for our communities,” Murphy said, noting that Livingston Parish Public Schools will reserve the right to update the guidelines if further guidance from the state’s governing agencies is issued.

Notice of Discrimination

The Livingston Parish School Board does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Stephen Parrill

Livingston Parish Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all websites and web applications, both public-facing and for internal use, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W.C.A.G.) 2.0 Level AA. Any issues should be reported [email protected] ([email protected]), Assistant Superintendent, P.O. Box 1130, Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225) 686-7044. The Special Education Director is Dr. Eric Penalber ([email protected]); the LPPS 504 Coordinator is Marcia McKnight ([email protected]), P.O. Box 1130 Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225)686-4248.

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