COVID-19 risks linger despite switch to online classes as school employees test positive


Two Ascension Parish school employees tested positive for COVID-19, which can cause symptoms seven to 14 days after someone is exposed to the virus. Students were still in the schools 11 days ago, according to Superintendent David Alexander.

Those employees worked at Central Primary School and Lowery Elementary School.

Alexander sent messages to the parents of children attending Central Primary, Lowery Elementary and Lowery Middle schools to inform them of the cases. He wrote that the Louisiana Office of Public Health notified him of the test results, and HIPAA privacy laws prevented him from providing further details.

Alexander also asked families to take Governor John Bel Edwards’ stay-at-home order seriously.

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