EBR Schools to require staff to provide vaccination status and test regularly

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – EBR Schools will require staff to show proof of vaccination and submit COVID test results weekly.

More than 6,000 staff members with East Baton Rouge Parish school system will now have to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and get weekly Covid test.

Thursday, the School Board voted 5-3 approving the measure with a clause that says, requirements are subject to any exceptions recognized by the law.

  • Michael Gaudet – Yay
  • Mark Bellue – Yay
  • Dawn Collins – Yay
  • David Tatman – Yay
  • Tramelle Howard -Yay
  • Jill Dyason – Nay
  • Evelyn Ware-Jackson – Nay
  • Connie Bernard – Nay

The weekly testing will be in partnership with Orion Labs and according to a spokeswoman, it should only take a few minutes for the rapid tests.

Alex Stubbs with EBRPSS said, their goal is to have little disruption to the classroom and workday.

The proposal also included voluntary testing for students with it starting as early as Monday. 

The testing will need the consent of parents with forms going out this week.

The proof of vaccination and weekly testing is scheduled to begin in September.

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