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L.A. Unified reopens in person amid Covid surge

Los Angeles Unified, California’s largest school district, reopened its campuses Monday after the holiday break with upgraded safety measures intended to protect students and staff from the coronavirus.

The district requires students and staff to test negative for Covid before they can return to campus and requires everyone to wear masks at school. In addition to distributing in-home Covid tests, the district has also hosted vaccine and testing sites and required older students to be vaccinated, according to the New York Times.

“We know there is apprehension, and we’ve added the extra layers of protection for the return to school,” the district’s interim superintendent, Megan K. Reilly, said in a video address to families and staff. “There may be a few lines at the start of the school day and longer wait times for buses.”