LAUSD superintendent stresses role state, local officials must play to bring coronavirus cases down

With the area’s coronavirus case rate at 15 times the level that the state deems as safe for schools to reopen, it will be awhile before students and staff can return to campus for in-person learning, Los Angeles Unified schools Superintendent Austin Beutner made clear on Monday, Dec. 21.

Just how soon schools can reopen will depend on actions by local and state elected officials to help bring down the number of COVID-19 cases, he said.

“We can’t reopen schools until the virus is at much lower levels,” Beutner said during his weekly community update. “In effect, the front door of the school has a COVID-19 lock on it. And schools don’t have the key to the lock. Local and state health authorities do.” Click here to read: