New estimates show just how quickly Covid-19 could spread once Louisiana schools re-open.
The New York Times has an online calculator that determines coronavirus risk based on the number of students at school. The Times lists Louisiana as one of eight states where a school of just 100 people would expect to see an infected person in the first week if class started today.
In Lafayette Parish, a school of 100 people is estimated to have 2 Covid-19 cases in its first week. A school of 1,000 is estimated to see 17 cases.
The estimates come from researchers at the University of Texas - Austin. It takes into account current infection rates. You can check out the interactive map and input your own parish through this link.