Students stream back onto LAUSD campuses; officials stand by COVID safeguards

Second semester starts amid high levels of anxiety due to unrelenting coronavirus surge, but district officials vow to do their best to keep campuses safe and open.

Hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District students flowed back onto campuses around the nation’s second-largest school district this morning, while the relentless COVID-19 surge continued to send daily case numbers to record levels across the county.  School officials again insisted that the mammoth district’s vaccine and testing mandates, as well as on-campus safeguards, will keep their students and staffs safe.

LAUSD requires all students and staff to be tested for coronavirus before returning to in-person activities and the district handed out 300,000 take-home test kits to students last week. Students and employees have been tested in-person at sites around the district. Click here to read more: