COVID-19

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Vermilion Parish School System will use new quarantine guidelines

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, close contact to someone who is positive required a 14-day quarantine.
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made changes to the guidance for quarantines. People who may have been exposed to COVID-19 will be able to shorten their quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days, or as few as seven days with a negative test.

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Louisiana Department of Health adopts CDC guidance allowing shortened COVID quarantine, while stressing risk

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) today adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recently updated guidance that allows people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 to shorten their quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days, or as few as 7 days with a negative test.

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From left are Evangeline Parish Assistant Superintendent of Schools Michael Lombas, Linzy Landreneau, Evangeline Parish Superintendent of Schools Darwan Lazard, Doctor Chuck Aswell, and Evangeline Parish School Board Supervisor Kelli LaFleur. (Gazette photo by Nancy Duplechain)

PILOTING A TESTING MISSION

NANCY DUPLECHAIN
LSN Associate Editor

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284 more COVID cases in Vermilion Parish in two weeks

The Louisiana Department of Health reported 970 more confirmed coronavirus cases and 24 more deaths in its noon update on Monday.
Vermilion Parish has also seen an increase of COVID cases over the last two weeks.
In Vermilion Parish, there are now 2,456 cases and 74 deaths.
On Nov. 9. there were 2,172 cases and 70 deaths.
The parish has seen an increase of 284 cases and four deaths in the last two weeks.
The number of hospitalizations in the state increased by 45, and the number of patients in need of ventilators increased by nine.

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