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List of area schools opting out of mask mandate

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 3:58 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2021 at 3:13 PM CDT
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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).

RELATED: EBR Parish School System will continue to require students to wear masks

WAFB has reached out to Baton Rouge area school districts asking whether or not they will lift the mask mandate in their classrooms.

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.

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