Safe Steps to Safe Schools

  • Update from Interim Superintendent

  • Updated COVID-19 Policies for Spring 2022 Semester

    With vaccination rates increasing and in coordination with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines, the following new COVID-19 policies will take effect for all Los Angeles Unified schools on January 10, 2022.

    Los Angeles Unified will continue to collaborate with our health partners at the county and state levels, as well as our panel of medical experts and university partners. We will also continue to review updates to county, state and federal guidance on a daily basis. We may adjust policies accordingly should the need arise due to an increase in community case and positivity rates.

    • Baseline testing for unvaccinated students will take place the first week back from winter break.

    • Weekly COVID-19 testing will only be required for unvaccinated individuals. This includes students age 12 and older who are conditionally admitted or medically exempt from vaccination.

    • Vaccinated students and employees will not be required to test.

    • Unvaccinated asymptomatic students who are close contacts will participate in “modified” (in-school) quarantine, provided all Los Angeles County Department of Public Health requirements are met.

    • Outdoor masking will only be required for schools where fewer than 85% of students on campus are fully vaccinated. Indoor masking will continue to be required for all individuals at all schools, regardless of vaccination status.


    The above policies are a part of our layered approach with existing health and safety practices like frequent hand washing, classroom sanitation, air ventilation, social distancing when possible and daily health screenings. Additional resources for families will be forthcoming.

    In addition, Los Angeles Unified will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccine access for all students and employees. Students ages 5 to 11 are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, but will not be part of the current student vaccination requirement. Similarly, eligible employees will have access to COVID-19 boosters shots through Los Angeles Unified's vaccination sites. Third doses will not be mandated for employees at this time but we highly encourage these also.

    Los Angeles Unified remains committed to providing our students with the best possible education in the safest possible environment. Working together, we can all help our students achieve great things.

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