DeSoto Parish Schools will comply with the new COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the CDC and approved by the Louisiana Department of Health.  These new guidelines shorten the quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days, or as few as 7 days with a negative test. 

If an individual is in close contact of a person infected with COVID-19:

Quarantine can end without testing after 10 days, on day 11, if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.

Quarantine can end after 7 days, on day 8, if the individual takes a COVID test (molecular/PCR or antigen), receives a negative result, and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring.

Daily symptom monitoring should continue through quarantine day 14.

Please be reminded of the importance of group sizing, physical distancing, wearing a mask, and hand washing. Let’s do our part in stopping the spread of the virus during the pandemic.

We will continue to work with the Louisiana Department of Education and our medical professional partners.  Please visit and for more information.