BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- The East Baton Rouge Parish School System announced that there will be some changes to their masking guidelines for the upcoming spring semester. Due to the downward trend of COVID-19 positivity rate, masks will be optional for staff and students when they return on campus on Jan. 4.
“We have continued to listen to the advice of our health advisers throughout the course of the pandemic. By working together, following the guidance of health care professionals and taking all possible precautions, we have continued to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our community has reached a point where that hard work is allowing us the opportunity to continue to relax some of the ongoing guidance and continue to return to a sense of normalcy,” stated Superintendent Sito Narcisse, Ed.D.
All students will still be required to wear masks while riding a school bus, per presidential order.