Los Angeles Unified to scale back Covid testing
Los Angeles Unified is implementing new Covid-19 testing policies as the district heads into summer. Beginning June 13, LAUSD students and employees will no longer be required to test weekly but instead test only if they experience symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. Those who need to test will take a rapid antigen test at home.
LAUSD continues to strongly recommend masking, and schools will continue to use the district’s daily health screening and monitor test results. Schools will also continue to notify families of close contact among students.
This change follows the agreement between LAUSD and United Teachers Los Angeles, which kept weekly testing in place through the end of the school year. This protocol will continue into the fall, according to the district’s announcement.