Ouachita and Monroe schools resume classes on Monday
Schools in the parish of Ouachita and Monroe City will resume classes on Monday following the requirements of phase 3.
Governor John Bel Edwards announced a change to Phase 2 restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The changes primarily affect businesses and events, but allow churches and schools to operate according to the requirements set out in Phase 3.
Ouachita Parish Schools Superintendent Don Coker on Friday issued a letter stating, “This is the same as the way our schools operated before we were released for the holidays.
“The Ouachita Parish school system continues to adhere to all guidelines to protect the health and safety of our employees and students. We look forward to helping students in person and online succeed in the 2020-21 school year. “
Monroe City Schools Superintendent Brent Vidrine said classes would also resume Monday for his district.
In the most recent information on positive COVID-19 cases among adults and children in schools provided by the Louisiana Department of Health, the 58 schools in Ouachita lead the state with 319 infections. total among students. Seventy-five of them were reported from November 16 to 22.
The parish as a whole was second in the state for the total number of positive cases among staff, teachers and volunteers with 124 cases. Thirty of them were reported from November 16 to 22.