RPSB drops mask requirement for close contact.

RPSB drops mask requirement for close contact.


(Alexandria, La) - The Rapides Parish School District continues to monitor Covid-19 cases, and after the RPSB voted 8 - 1 in Wednesday night's board meeting, it has been decided that face coverings and masks will not be required for students who have been identified as close contact with a confirmed positive Covid-19 case.

Additionally, effective immediately, face coverings are no longer required on school buses. This decision aligns with the recommendation from the CDC released on February 25, 2022, that stated that the "CDC is exercising its enforcement discretion to NOT require that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs."

For more information on the CDC's recommendation, you can visit this link.

If you would like know the latest guidance for Covid-19 mitigation efforts in the Rapides Parish School System, please visit this link.