Caddo Parish School Employees Get Directive on Covid Leave
As we close in on the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, Caddo teachers and other school employees are being strongly encouraged to get vaccinated for Covid-19. This is not a mandate, but the letter from Superintendent Dr. Lamar Goree says employees who have been vaccinated will be eligible for paid Covid leave if they contract the virus.
But employees who are not vaccinated will be required to take sick leave if they get Covid. This letter also says employees who are vaccinated with not be required to quarantine if they come in close contact to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
Full details about the mask requirements are expected to be released later this week.
Caddo schools start back on August 23rd.
Mask mandates are not in place for all schools in the state. Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley says those decisions are being left up to local school districts.
DeSoto Parish schools open back up for students on August 4. and this is posted on the DeSoto Parish page:
In response to Governor Edward’s most recent announcement lifting the mask mandate in schools, the DeSoto Parish School System is lifting the mandate requiring masks inside schools and other DPSB buildings. Individuals who have not been vaccinated or feel more comfortable wearing masks are encouraged to continue doing so.
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