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COVID-19: New Classroom Guidelines (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-08-20

Duration: 00:04:53

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health | Education


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Johnson, Valencea Interviewee


This segment from the August 20, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the concerns about the new K-12 classroom guidelines for COVID-19 for the new school year in the midst of the state’s fourth surge due to the delta variant. Her report includes highlights of parents protesting the K-12 school mask mandate at a recent meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). St. Cyr interviews Valencea Johnson, an elementary school teacher in Baton Rouge, who discusses her concerns about returning to in-person learning.