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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — On Thursday afternoon, the New Orleans Public School District discussed COVID-19 back-to-school safety measures.

Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. stressed the importance of preserving in-person learning and protecting the health and safety of our students, amidst the pandemic.

At the District level, NOLA-PS will track the vaccination rate among the community of schools.

Mobile vaccinations and COVID-19 testing will continue to be integral to the preservation of in-person learning for students and educators throughout the 2021-2022 year according to the district.