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COVID-19 Updates & Information 

Region 4 Parish Health Unit COVID Vaccinations provided at:

Every Monday, St. Martin Parish Health Unit, 303 W Port St, St Martinville 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (October 11th 8:00 – 5:30 PM)

Every Tuesday Iberia Parish Health Unit, 715B Weldon St,New Iberia 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (October 12th 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)

Every Tuesday St. Landry Parish Health Unit, 308 W Bloch St, Opelousas 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (October 12th 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)

Every Wednesday Lafayette Parish Health Unit, 220 W Willow St, Bldg A, Lafayette 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (October 13th 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)

Every Wednesday Vermilion Parish Health Unit, 2501 Charity St, Abbeville 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (October 13th 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)

Every Thursday Evangeline Parish Health Unit, 1010 W. LaSalle St., Ville Platte 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (October 14th 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)

Every Thursday Acadia Parish Health Unit, 1029 Capitol Ave, Crowley 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (October 14th 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)

Walk-ins Welcome! Appointments at https://oph4.timetap.com/

 

Louisiana Department of Health

Louisiana Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

COVID-19 FAQs

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The following symptoms associated with COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath, chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches    
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Fever 100.4° F or greater
  • Headache
  • Active vomiting or nausea 
  • Active diarrhea

What are the next steps if my student or a staff member is ill?

If your child or a staff member has ONLY ONE of the following symptoms: fever, chills, rigors, muscle ache/myalgia, headache, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, congestion/runny nose, or fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or new changes in sense of smell or taste he/she may return to school after

  • Option 1: No testing is done
    • Isolation for at least 10 days and until symptom-free for twenty-four hours.
       
  • Option 2: Child is tested by the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test 
    • Receives a negative result  Proof of a negative test result must be provided to your child’s school nurse in order to return. 
    • At least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of symptoms
       
  • Option 3: If your child receives an alternative diagnosis from a medical provider, notify your nurse for return to school instructions.

 

Diagnosed with COVID-19

What are the next steps if my student or myself as a staff member has been diagnosed with COVID-19?

Complete the student Covid reporting form

Complete the staff Covid reporting form

If your child is clinically diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or has a positive test:

  • Proof of positive test must be sent to your child’s school nurse
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and 
  • At least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours

What happens to the other members of the household?

We will quarantine any siblings/family members/adults in your home that are within LPSS if no alternative diagnosis or negative PCR COVID-19 test is provided within 48 hours of the presumptive positive student above being sent home.

Exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19

How will parents be notified if their student has been exposed to a person that has been identified as someone with COVID-19?
Parents will receive an automated call notifying the family that their student has been exposed to but not in close contact with an infected person with COVID-19. 

Close Contacts
How will parents be notified if my child is identified as a close contact to a person that has been identified as someone with COVID-19?
Parents will receive a phone call from the school nurse or administrator if students who have been identified as a close contact to an infected person with COVID-19.

If a student is in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, how long must they quarantine?
If the student is NOT VACCINATED or PARTIALLY VACCINATED, the student will be required to quarantine and not return to school/work for 14 days from the last date they were exposed, as a precaution to ensure no symptoms develop.

If the student is FULLY VACCINATED, the student attends school as usual and there is no need to quarantine as long as the student remains asymptomatic.


Questions
Contact your school nurse for questions or concerns.

 

 

Upcoming Events

DEC
20

Christmas Break

Start: Dec 20, 2021 End: Dec 31, 2021

Multi-Day Event

JAN
3

In-School In-Service

All Day Event

JAN
7

End of 2nd Nine Weeks

All Day Event

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