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Sabine Parish school closures following Governor Edwards proclamation | Around The Town

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Today, Friday, March 13, Gov. John Bel Edwards  signed a proclamation that immediately closes all K-12 public schools statewide effective Monday, March 16 with classes resuming Monday, April 13, as a proactive measure to slow the spread of Coronavirus in the state. Currently, the health risk of COVID-19 to the general public in our region remains low and there are no confirmed cases in our district.

As a result, all Sabine Parish Schools are closed Monday, March 16, thru Sunday, April 10. Additionally, all school events before, during and after school are postponed and may be rescheduled any time after April 12.

Classes resume Monday, April 13, 2020, which was previously part of the Easter Break. Furthermore, central office is open March 16 -19, and will reopen March 30 following the scheduled Spring Break.

Folks are encouraged to prevent the spread of germs by following the health guidelines from the Center for Disease Control.

–Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; use alcohol-based sanitizer if no water is available

–Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

–Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with those who are sick

–Stay home when you are sick

–Cover cough or sneeze with tissue, throw tissue in trash, wash hands

–Clean and disinfect frequently touched object and surfaces with cleaning spray or wipe.

School officials will keep staff, students and families updated with any additional  information.

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