LAUSD’s Launched Its COVID-19 Testing Program. So When Can Students, Staff Expect An Invite?
The Los Angeles Unified School District this week announced it is ready to start periodically testing all students and employees — more than half-a-million people — for COVID-19.
Here’s Superintendent Austin Beutner at a news event marking the launch:
“It is part of a broader program we are putting in place to provide a foundation for a return to school by students in as safe a manner as possible, and as soon ... as possible.”
District officials have also pledged to report results of most tests by the next morning — which impressed Letetsia Fox, head of the union for many LAUSD clerical workers:
“It’s better if you know within 24 hours so you know whether you need to quarantine.”
We’ve updated our guide answering these questions — and a lot more:
MORE ON THE STORY:
- LAUSD Has Started Testing Its Staff For COVID-19 — And Students Will Start Getting Invites Soon
- LA Unified Schools Will Offer ‘Periodic’ Coronavirus Tests To All Staff, Students This Year
LAUSD STAFF, STUDENTS & PARENTS:
Has the school district invited you to take a COVID-19 test? We want to hear about your experience! Contact KPCC/LAist reporter Kyle Stokes by email, with a direct message on Twitter or through the form in our story.