Two Lafourche Parish schools close campuses due to COVID-19 cases

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Lafourche Parish School District

Central Lafourche High School and Lockport Upper Elementary have both announced closures to their campuses, and a switch to virtual learning, as a result of multiple COVID-19 cases.

LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. (WDSU) — Two schools in Lafourche Parish will be closed due to multiple COVID-19 reported cases.

Central Lafourche High School will be closed beginning Monday due to multiple confirmed cases and clusters of COVID-19 on campus, according to the Lafourche Parish School Board.

The Louisiana Department of Health guidelines classify multiple positive cases from the same classroom(s) as a cluster.

The LPSB, in consultation with the LDH will close the campus of CLHS and transition all CLHS students to virtual learning beginning Monday, Nov. 16.

The LPSB says those persons who were identified as a close contact as a result of the contact tracing investigation have been notified by CLHS staff.

Parents should not bring their child to a doctor or request a COVID-19 test unless their child begins to develop symptoms, according to the LPSB.

If your child does test positive for COVID-19, the district says to contact the school as soon as possible.

Virtual learning at CLHS will remain in effect until Monday, Nov. 30.

To ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, custodians and maintenance personnel will complete a deep cleaning of the school immediately.

Lockport Upper Elementary:

Due to the number of COVID-19 cases on the campus of Lockport Upper Elementary, and with guidance from LDH, the school will begin virtual instruction on Monday.

Students will return to campus on Monday, Nov. 30.

The school asks if your child were to become ill and test positive for COVID-19, to call the school at 532-3223 or email the principal at ahodson@mylpsd.com

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