More than 62,000 LAUSD students, staff out with positive coronavirus cases as schools open

Hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles Unified students returned to campus from winter break Tuesday amid a record-breaking surge in coronavirus cases, as schools grappled with staffing shortages, student absences and anxious parents and students, testing the district’s carefully laid plans to open schools.

District data Tuesday showed more than 62,000 active cases among students and staff. More than 760 schools were reporting more than 10 cases, more than 140 reporting more than 100 cases and six high schools reporting more than 300, according to an L.A. Times database of district cases.

About 15% of the more than 450,000 tests submitted from Jan. 4-10 were positive, according to the district’s data. Click here to read more: