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When to Stay Home
When to Stay Home
How to Help Your Child Wear a Mask
How to help Your Child Wear a Mask
Quarantine vs. Isolation
This season a flu vaccine is more important than ever!

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients.  Flu vaccination is available at local pharmacies, too!

Health Information

If your child is attending or planning to attend school in Bossier Parish and has a health need, please refer to the following forms so services may be provided.    

See the Bossier Schools Nursing Department website located under 'Departments' tab on our homepage, or call (318)549-7250 for additional information or questions.

Top Things to Know About COVID and When to Stay Home
When to stay home
When to Stay Home


  • Children should NOT be sent to school while a household member is in isolation at home for a positive case of COVID. The positive household member is infectious and can transmit COVID up until their 10th day of isolation.
  • After a COVID positive household member spends 10 days in isolation, other household members will then need to begin 14 days of quarantine to allow time for symptoms to appear or not.
  • If other household members show COVID symptoms during quarantine, they begin 10 days of isolation and are not to go in public or return to school or work until they are symptom-free.
  • A person cannot test out of quarantine, even with a negative COVID test result.  
  • If you are in direct contact with someone awaiting test results, you must quarantine.
  • Following a COVID positive diagnosis and 10 days isolation, repeat testing is not recommended due to the possibility of false positive results.
  • If direct contact is made outside of the home with someone COVID positive, and there is prolonged contact for more than 15 minutes and less than 6-feet of physical distance, quarantining is necessary for 14 days.