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  • Medical Director Dr. Smita Malhotra on Health & Safety

  • Our Commitment to Safety

    Los Angeles Unified is committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety for public schools in the nation.

    Guidance from Health Officials
    Los Angeles Unified will continue to adhere to the most recent COVID guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and the State of California.

    Robust Safety Protocols
    Robust safety protocols are in place at all campuses, including needed personal protective equipment, frequent disinfecting, and hand cleaning, among others.

    Upgraded Air Filtration Systems
    Upgraded air filtration systems in 80 million square feet of school buildings.

    Additional Support
    Increased staffing to effectively clean and disinfect schools.

    Hygiene
    Restrooms and handwashing sinks in classrooms are stocked with soap and paper towels. Hand sanitizer stations are available in locations throughout campus.

    COVID-19 Testing
    Operating a school-based COVID-19 testing and contact tracing program.

    Vaccinations
    Students ages 12 and older and family members of Los Angeles Unified students are eligible to receive vaccinations at our school-based community vaccination centers.

  • Staying Safe

    How can I be sure my students will be safe at school?

    1. FACE MASKS will be required for all students, staff, and visitors while on campus.

    2. PHYSICAL DISTANCING will be based on the latest LACDPH guidelines.

    3. DAILY HEALTH CHECKS will be required for all students, staff, and visitors before coming on campus. The Daily Pass can be used to answer questions prior to coming on campus, or questions can be answered verbally before entry. Parents sign-in to the Daily Pass using their Parent Portal account and password. Parents can create a Parent Portal account visiting parentportal.lausd.net.

    4. COVID-19 TESTING will continue for students and employees on campus. Stationary test sites and traveling teams will continue to provide COVID testing. Fully vaccinated students and employees are not required to test. To upload external vaccination records, please go to dailypass.lausd.net.

    5. VACCINATIONS: All students ages 12 and older are encouraged to make vaccine appointments at the most convenient location. Families can call the Los Angeles Unified Family Vaccination Hotline at (213) 328-3958 for support and to have their questions answered.

    *Los Angeles Unified will follow the latest public health guidelines for student safety and will continue to work with public health agencies and experts to update these protocols as necessary. All guidelines here are based on the information available to us at the start of July and may be subject to change.

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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 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.