Safe Steps to Safe Schools

  • Student Vaccination Requirement

    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 now requiring all students who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination to be fully vaccinated by Monday, January 10, 2022, unless they have a qualified exemption. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded to the Daily Pass.

    Students who are 12 years of age and older and are part of athletics programs must receive their second Pfizer dose by no later than October 31, 2021. Students who are 12 years of age and older must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than November 21, 2021 and their second dose by no later than December 19, 2021. All other students must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than 30 days after their 12th birthday, and their second dose by no later than 8 weeks after their 12th birthday.

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

    To make a vaccination appointment, please visit

    News release: Los Angeles Unified to Require All Students 12 and Older to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022

  • Los Angeles Unified COVID Testing Program

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

    All students and employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, returning for in-person instruction must participate in ongoing weekly COVID testing. This is in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 

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

    Testing By Appointment

    >> Schedule your appointment today!

    Testing through School-Assigned Mobile Teams

    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:

  • Los Angeles Unified COVID Testing Sites

    Find a COVID-19 testing site near you on the map below, and schedule your appointment.

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  • Helpdesk

    For families: (213) 443-1300
    For employees: (213) 241-2700
    The helpdesk is open 6 am to 6 pm 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 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Please call for support with mental health, immunizations, health insurance, food & housing, enrollment, and more.