LAUSD to start testing youngest students for coronavirus

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s COVID-19 testing and contact tracing program is entering a new phase this week, as the district begins offering tests to some of its youngest learners, Superintendent Austin Beutner announced on Monday, Oct. 5.

Children in early education and elementary schools, as well as all staff members, will have an opportunity to get tested as the district works to put in place safety measures in anticipation of an eventual return to campuses.

Families will be notified by their child’s principal when it’s time for them to be tested. Appointments can be made online, and the test itself, which will consist of a nasal swab, will take place at school testing sites and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Results should be available within 24 to 36 hours. Click here to read more: