LAUSD has safety measures in place, but much work remains before return to campus

Long before public health officials announced this week that elementary schools in Los Angeles County can finally reopen because the county’s daily rate of new COVID-19 cases has fallen low enough to meet reopening standards, officials in the Los Angeles Unified School District had submitted its plan for bringing students back to campus to the state and county.

And it’s already prepared its schools for the eventual return of students and staff by purchasing personal protective equipment, installing hand sanitizing stations and new air filtration systems, and reconfiguring classroom layouts so desks are spaced apart.

But such actions are only part of what needs to happen before the district can actually throw open its campus doors. Click here to read more: