L.A. schools will relax some student mask rules, ease COVID-19 testing. What to know

The Los Angeles Unified School District is making tweaks to its coronavirus protocols and is pushing new strategies to persuade more students to get vaccinated before critical deadlines.

The changes to safety protocols in schools involve somewhat relaxing mask-wearing rules, COVID-19 testing practices and quarantines.

So far, about 71.9% of students 12 and older who are mandated to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 10 have had at least one vaccine dose or have otherwise complied with the district’s vaccine requirement, said school board member Jackie Goldberg, based on an internal briefing. “Probably 64%” are fully vaccinated, she added. The number could be higher once families upload documentation. She said the county health department “thinks we are at about 70% based on addresses of those who live in LAUSD.”; Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-18/l-a-schools-will-relax-some-student-mask-rules-ease-covid-19-testing-what-to-know