While recent CDC updates have relaxed mask regulations for people who are vaccinated for many settings, it is recommended that schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year. All schools should implement and layer prevention strategies and should prioritize universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing. Community […]
Today is Mardi Gras and is usually thought of as a day of excess. While we are still trying to control the spread of COVID-19, we need to direct our pent-up energy to new creative activities which do not bring large groups together in close spaces. If New Orleans can cancel parades, close bars, and scrap […]
We worked very hard during the fall semester to keep our staff and students healthy. We appreciate all you did to protect the community by quarantining and isolating when necessary and also keeping us informed of possible exposures. The number of positive cases of COVID was low (2 students) and allowed us to keep the majority of our students on campus.
December 8, 2020 – Guidelines related to quarantine have recently been updated by the CDC and we encourage you to go to their website to fully review them. We value our on-campus time and will continue to balance that with keeping everyone healthy.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 On Friday last week Governor Northam announced new restrictions related to limiting the size of private and public gatherings to 25, expanding the mask mandate to include children age 5 and up, and strengthening enforcement at retail businesses. Fortunately, we have had a strict interpretation of requirements from the beginning, and we […]
November 10, 2020 – So far, we have avoided any positive cases of COVID-19 with students or staff. That said, the number of possible exposures continues to increase, and we have more reports of family members with a positive diagnosis.
November 3, 2020 The last few weeks have brought significant increases in the average number of cases per 100,000 people for our area. It is critical that we continue to follow the CDC guidelines to reduce the spread.