In the wake of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the COVID 19 virus, the Bossier Parish School System released an update list of rules and guidelines Monday afternoon, ones that should clarify any questions parents and students have regarding classes and activities.

In a nutshell, here's what Bossier school bosses announced:

Masks will remain optional.

Athletics will not be paused.

Quarantine time is reduced in-line with CDC guidance.

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Here are more details from the Bossier announcement:

While masking will be highly encouraged at schools and centers, it will remain a personal choice, except on busses in which masking is mandatory per Presidential order.

Athletics will not be suspended, although Return to Play guidelines following a positive case or exposure to a close contact have changed.

In the case of a positive COVID case, students / staff members must quarantine for five days. Once fever free with no medication for 24 hours and no symptoms are present after five days, or if symptoms are resolving, the student / staff member may return on day six but will be required to wear a mask until day 11. Non-compliance will result in the remainder of the 10-day quarantine being completed at home.

Visitors will be limited on campuses and those visiting will be asked to wear a mask.

Classroom and cafeteria seating will be reviewed based on each school site configuration.

For the latest Bossier Parish Schools COVID guidance and information, JUST CLICK HERE!

For the updated Bossier Schools COVID protocols, JUST CLICK HERE!

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