L.A. County will continue to enforce strict school quarantine rules amid coronavirus cases

Los Angeles County health officials will continue to enforce strict school quarantine rules amid a “sobering” 3,186 campus coronavirus cases countywide last week, public health officials said Thursday.

The county quarantine rules, which are stricter than state guidelines, have raised concerns among some school leaders and parents about academic disruption as thousands of students and staff members are being sent home in the opening days of the school year. In the Los Angeles Unified School District alone, 6,500 were in quarantine or isolation the first week of class.

L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that the full extent of the risk posed by the Delta variant at local schools remains unknown and that it would be premature to ease quarantine guidelines. Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-08-26/los-angeles-school-covid-19-cases-strict-quarantine-rules?utm_id=36480&sfmc_id=2420175