La Dept of Health Now Tracking COVID-19 Outbreaks Linked to Schools
The Louisiana Department of Health has announced that it has begun tracking outbreaks of coronavirus tied to schools in the state.
According to LDH's online COVID-19 dashboard, the state has begun tracking groupings of virus schools across the state beginning this week.
As of Tuesday, the department reported just a single outbreak in which four known cases can be attributed. The data, however, did not specify where those cases originated.
State officials say an outbreak is defined as two or more cases among unrelated individuals that have visited a site within a 14-day period.
LDH began updating outbreak data weekly back in July.
While most school systems in Acadiana are starting after Labor Day, there are a few schools that have begun classes already. And while some are back to school in the classroom, many have chosen the completely virtual option and learning from home.
To view the Louisiana Department of Health's full outbreak data, click here.