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NOLA Public Schools COVID-19 Response

NOLA Public Schools takes the health of our students, educators, and staff seriously, and we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure the district and our schools are supported through the duration of the pandemic. The district is continuing to stay on top of updates, collaborate with state and local agencies, and put district resources behind this response. We are also closely collaborating with our school leaders, task force, and community stakeholders on solidifying plans for a safe start to the 2020-2021 school year.

 
 NOLA-PS Updates

About COVID-19

What is Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These viruses spread through coughing or sneezing, much like the flu. There is no vaccine for the COVID-19.

How does the virus spread?

Health experts are still learning the details about how this new coronavirus spreads. Other coronaviruses spread from an infected person to others through:

  • Respiratory droplets produced when coughing and sneezing
  • Respiratory droplets produced when coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy

As with all upper respiratory infections, good hygiene habits are the best first line of defense:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.  Check out this poster for the CDC's tips on washing your hands (English/Spanish/Vietnamese)
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with those who appear to be ill or have been positively diagnosed
  • Stay home or keep your child home when sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces regularly such as countertops, light switches, cellphones, and other areas
  • Get an annual flu vaccine - it's not too late!

Questions?

If you have questions about the coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana Office of Public Health's coronavirus general information line at 1-855-523-2652 during business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The latest information on the coronavirus in the U.S. and worldwide can be found on the CDC website.
 

External Resources

NOLA Public Schools. Every Child. Every School. Every Day.

2401 Westbend Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana 70114

Phone: 504-304-3520

Hotline Number for Parents
504-527-KIDS

School-based issues or concerns from parents

24-hour Hotline Number for Community
504-522-HELP
District based community concerns, feedback, & inquiries from school staff or community members