Back To School Concerns

Governor John Bel Edwards removed the statewide mask mandate for schools but several parents are still seeking clarity on Covid-19 policies.

Posted: Jul 20, 2021 4:09 PM
Updated: Jul 21, 2021 4:07 PM

Studies show nearly 9 in 10 parents are concerned about the upcoming school year... if a student tests positive for Covid-19 will they go back to virtual learning or will in-person learning continue? Jay believes teachers should anticipate a lot of students have anxiety.

"I think it would be a little anxious for kids to be thrown right back into full-time kind of schooling to me it might make more sense maybe a couple days a week 3 days a week or something to kind of get them back in there and comfortable with it"

In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company’s facility in Puurs, Belgium. (Pfizer via AP)

With restrictions loosen many parents are concerned with whether or not Covid-19 protocols and procedures will be followed.

"The only uncertainties I have is just about how are they going to do it this year from last year is it going to be the same or they gonna change the rules because kids get used to following a certain routine and are they going to switch it up this year or is it going to say the same"

The Lafayette Parish school board voted to roll back district masking requirements after Governor John Bel Edwards lifted the mask mandate for k-12 schools. Pellegrin says his son still has uncertainties about wearing a mask.

"The only uncertainty that my son has is mostly wearing a mask it's uncomfortable but he understands he has to wear it but it's just some teachers don't really enforce it and some do"

Healthcare professional Dr. Larry Simon believes there are a number of reasons why diseases spread easier among kids than they do in adults.

"Through schools through daycares etc. and so the weaker immune system less social hygiene protocols just as a kid vs. an adult and then third kids are just much more often in close quarters with each other than adults are"

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