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Lafayette Parish School System Announces Masks are Optional in Schools Due to a Decline in COVID Cases

As a reminder, federal regulation requires individuals to continue to wear face masks while utilizing public transportation; for this reason, LPSS will continue to require masks on LPSS buses when students are being transported to and from school, and school-related activities.

Posted: Oct 26, 2021 4:36 PM

LAFAYETTE, La. - Due to the decline in COVID cases, the current mask mandate set forth by the Governor has been lifted,effective October 27, 2021, for school districts that follow the existing quarantine guidelinesrecommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

LPSS has its quarantine procedure outlined in the Learn Lafayette plan; therefore, masks are now optional and are not required in our school district for students and staff. In the event of a positive case, LPSS will continue to quarantine those in close contact with a positive case. Students and staff members who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine if exposed to a positive COVID case.

As a reminder, federal regulation requires individuals to continue to wear face masks while utilizing public transportation; for this reason, LPSS will continue to require masks on LPSS buses when students are being transported to and from school, and school-related activities. Students will not be allowed on a bus without a mask.

"We appreciate everyone’s support to slow the spread of this virus by practicing good hygiene, socialdistancing, and following our established safety protocols on our school campuses. The Lafayette ParishSchool System wants to assure parents that the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority as we continue through the school year."

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