LAUSD orders mandatory COVID testing for students and staff before school resumes next week

Testing will be mandated regardless of vaccination status, and students and staff will be required to show proof of a negative test in order to return to school.
By: | January 5, 2022

In response to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and concerns over the omicron variant, the Los Angeles Unified School District will be requiring students and staff to get tested for coronavirus before returning to school after winter break next week, officials announced Monday.

Testing will be mandated regardless of vaccination status, and students and staff will be required to show proof of a negative test in order to return to school.

Testing was available starting Monday, officials said.

The spring semester for the nation’s second-largest school district is now set to start Jan. 10, though students won’t be back on campus until the following day.

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