Safe Steps to Safe Schools

  • Los Angeles Unified COVID-19 Testing Program

    Los Angeles Unified is providing COVID-19 testing for all students and staff

    All students and employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, participating in in-person instruction must participate in ongoing weekly COVID-19 testing. This is in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Additionally, all students and staff are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 “baseline” test in order to come onto campus.

    Tests are free, quick, easy, and your personal information will remain confidential!


    >> Schedule your appointment today!

    While appointments are encouraged, no appointment is needed for Los Angeles Unified COVID-19 tests.


    If you have been exposed to a positive individual or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please visit a designated symptomatic site for testing:

    • Gage Middle School, 2880 E. Gage Ave., Huntington Park 90255
    • Gardena High School, 1301 W 182nd St., Gardena 90248
    • Zelzah Testing Center, 6505 Zelzah Ave., Reseda 91335
    • Audubon Middle School, 4120 11th Ave., Los Angeles 90008
    • Pacoima Middle School, 9919 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima 91331

    >> Schedule your symptomatic appointment today!


    If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and you are asymptomatic, and you wish to take a rapid antigen test on or after Day 5 of your isolation period to return early to work or school, please visit a designated site Monday to Friday 7:15 AM to 4:30 PM, and Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Sites are walk-in only (no appointments) and will be available starting Tuesday, January 18.

    • West Valley Occupational Center, 6200 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills 91367
    • Edison Middle School, 6500 Hooper Ave., Los Angeles 90001
    • Wilson High School, 4500 Multnomah St., Los Angeles 90032
    • Legacy LC, 5220 Tweedy Blvd., South Gate 90280
    • Daniel Webster Middle School, 11330 Graham Pl., Los Angeles 90064
    • LD Central Office (Previous Lanterman Site), 2328 St James Pl., Los Angeles 90007
    • Maclay Middle School Wellness Center, 12541 Gain St., Pacoima 91331


    In addition to these sites, mobile testing teams will be visiting schools to test student and staff on a weekly basis.

    Check out when the mobile COVID testing team will be at your school:

  • Maps of COVID-19 Stationary Testing Sites

    Find a COVID-19 stationary testing site near you on the map below, and schedule your appointment. Please see above for more information about stationary sites.

  • Los Angeles Unified COVID-19 Vaccination Initiative


    The science is clear – vaccinations are an essential part of protection against COVID-19. In order to reduce transmission and ensure students can remain on campus in the safest possible environment and receive the best education possible, Los Angeles Unified is requiring students 12 and older who attend school in-person to be in compliance with the vaccine requirement by the start of the Fall 2022 semester, unless the student has an approved medical exemption or qualifies for conditional admissions. Proof of vaccination or medical exemption must be uploaded to the Daily Pass. Students who have conditional admissions are not exempt from the mandate, but have a longer time frame to get the vaccine.

    Students turning 12 soon, should receive their first vaccine dose no later than 30 days after their 12th birthday, and their second dose no later than 8 weeks after their 12th birthday.

    At this time, booster shots are not required for students, but are strongly encouraged for anyone 12 and over. Pfizer boosters are available for eligible 12+ year-old students at our Los Angeles Unified COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

    Students and families that have questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are encouraged to call our family hotline at 213-443-1300 and review our Frequently Asked Questions.

    To make a vaccination appointment, please visit


    With the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old children, we are delighted to be able to offer voluntary vaccine access to students in this age group. The COVID-19 vaccine is highly encouraged for children ages 5-11. However, it will not be part of Los Angeles Unified’s current student vaccine requirement.

    Beginning November 8, our mobile vaccination teams will offer the vaccine to students in this age group. 

    Starting on November 16, 13 school-based family and wellness centers will offer the vaccine to students 5- to 11-years old. (These wellness centers already offer vaccinations to students 12 and older.) We will also have school-based clinics offering the vaccine on select Saturdays (more info to come). Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments can be made on the Daily Pass.


    In addition to these sites, mobile vaccination teams will be visiting schools to vaccinate student and staff on a weekly basis.

    Check out when the mobile COVID vaccination team will be at your school:


    Los Angeles Unified has partnered with a number of health professionals, community clinics, and wellness centers. The following lists offer a weekly overview of all the various clinics and locations for a local district's students, families and employees. Please use this tool to see where clinics are offered, hours of operation, and what you need to do to make an appointment or walk on! These schedules will be updated every Saturday.

    To make a vaccination appointment, please visit

    For the latest information on our vaccine clinics, please visit

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  • New COVID-19 Policies for Spring 2022 Semester

    Please note that all policies are subject to change as case rates change and guidance from health officials evolves. Learn more at

  • What to Do If You Receive a Positive Test for COVID-19

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    If there is a positive case at your child’s school and you have not been directly contacted by your school, you do not have to change your in-person routine.

    For more information, visit our COVID-19 FAQ:

    To see if there are any active cases at your school, visit the COVID-19 Testing School Report Card:


  • Helpdesk

    For families: (213) 443-1300
    For employees: (213) 241-2700
    The helpdesk is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for any questions about Los Angeles Unified and the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Student & family wellness:
    (213) 241-3840
    The helpdesk is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call for support with mental health, immunizations, health insurance, food & housing, enrollment, and more.