Eclipsing the School Day

Several Catholic Schools in the New Orleans area are closing on the day of the eclipse, while others are requiring permission slips and special glasses for students to view the eclipse.  School officials are concerned about damage to the students’ eyes if they look directly at the sun during the event.
“Catholic school eclipse guidelines instruct students to never look at the sun or take a picture of the sun during the eclipse, which ‘can cause serious damage to their eyes or even blindness.'”

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