Posted on Tuesday / February 9
Dear Democracy Prep Community,
We have learned that an individual at Democracy Prep Baton Rouge has tested positive for COVID-19. Following our protocol and with guidance from local health authorities, we have notified all members of our school community who have been in close contact with this individual and have asked that they remain quarantined for a period of ten days. We are sending this letter to all families, staff, and scholars to ensure they are aware of the situation. If you have not been directly notified about the need for your scholar to quarantine, your scholar should continue to attend school following his/her schedule. In accordance with confidentiality laws, we are not naming the individual.
We have engaged our facilities team to ensure that the building has been deep cleaned and disinfected. The safety of our school community is our top priority, and we are working with the local health department to report all necessary information to facilitate contact tracing.
Please ensure you continue to follow all safety protocols, including regular hand washing or use of hand sanitizer, use of masks, and social distancing where possible. By having everyone in our buildings wear masks, take their temperature before coming to school, stay home when feeling sick, and follow all the other safety protocols, we greatly limit the spread to others.
If you have questions about this situation, please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Gieg, Ms. Livingston or Mr. Harsch.
Ashley Livingston (225) 772-0253
Michelle Gieg (225) 315-9531
Jon Harsch (225) 678-4311