Los Angeles schools to require COVID-19 testing for all students and faculty, 予防接種の状況に関係なく

LAUSD Interim Superintendent Megan K. Reilly said the district’s policy was to comply with the most recent guidance from the Los Angeles County of Public Health.

An elementary school student

An elementary school student (狐 11)

All students and employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, returning to in-person instruction must participate in baseline and ongoing weekly COVID testing,” Reilly said in a statement provided to Fox News.

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The new requirements marked a shift in LAUSD’s previous policy to require testing only for those who are unvaccinated. It comes as the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 is sweeping much of the nation, accounting for more than 80% of infections. The surge has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend people who are fully vaccinated should resume wearing masks indoors if they live in areas where the virus is surging.

An elementary school classroom.

An elementary school classroom. (狐 11)

ロサンゼルス郡, which has emerged as a hotspot of the delta variant in recent weeks, announced earlier this month it would again require masking up in public indoor spaces, 予防接種の状況に関係なく.

Reilly said LAUSD is closely monitoring evolving health conditions and adapting its response in preparation for the district’s full return to in-person learning on August 16.

“最終的に, the greatest protection against COVID and the delta variant is vaccination,” Reilly said. “We encourage everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated.

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