Education

List of area schools opting out of mask mandate

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate will expire on Wednesday, Oct. 27, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced.

The mask mandate does remain in place for K-12 schools. However, the governor said school districts may opt-out of requiring masks if they continue to follow the existing quarantine guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The following school districts will no longer require students or staff to wear face masks:

  • Ascension Parish public schools
  • Central Community School System schools
  • Iberville Parish public schools
  • Livingston Parish public schools
  • Pointe Pointe Coupee schools
  • St. Helena Parish public schools
  • West Baton Rouge public schools
  • West Feliciana Parish public schools
  • Zachary Public Schools

Your child may or may not still be required to wear a mask while they are riding on the bus. Be sure to check with your child’s school system for more information on that.

Written by Lester Duhé

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