Elementary school in Louisiana closes for 2 weeks for ‘potential’ coronavirus exposure


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WASHINGTON PARISH, La. (WDSU) – An elementary school in Washington Parish will close for two weeks in response to what’s being called a “potential” coronavirus exposure.

Wesley Ray Elementary in Angie has 256 students. Their parents were notified by email that the shutdown was “out of an abundance of caution” in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health. Washington Parish Superintendent Frances Varnado says the school system learned Friday about the possible exposure. She would not disclose whether any teachers or students had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease that the coronavirus causes.

A statement from the superintendent said the school will reopen Sept. 14. Students and families are encouraged to seek medical attention if they experience any symptoms. Teachers are reaching out to students regarding distance learning and school meals in the interim.

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