L.A. schools drop aggressive COVID-19 rules: No more testing for all and masks stay optional

Los Angeles Unified school leaders on Tuesday officially stepped back from COVID-19 safety protocols that have been among the most far-reaching in the country, choosing instead to mirror current county requirements and join most other school systems throughout the region, marking a reordering of priorities as the pandemic seeps into a third academic year.

What that means for students and parents is a continued deferment of L.A. Unified School District‘s vaccination mandate for students and voluntary masking in the nation’s second-largest school system. There’s also an end to weekly universal testing for coronavirus infections and no baseline testing before the Aug. 15 start of school.

Like many other school systems, L.A. Unified has shifted to “response testing” in which COVID-19 testing is required for those who are sick, who are close contacts or when there is a potential for an outbreak. Click here to read more; https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-02/l-a-schools-drop-aggressive-covid-19-safety-rules?utm_id=62954&sfmc_id=2420175