Los Angeles Schools To Require Weekly COVID Testing Regardless Of Vaccination Status

L.A. schools interim Supt. Megan K. Reilly on Thursday announced that all students and staff would be required to undergo coronavirus testing, regardless of their vaccination status.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)


All students and employees of the Los Angeles Unified School District will be required to take weekly coronavirus tests regardless of their vaccinations status, under a new district policy announced Thursday.

The district had previously required such testing only for those who are unvaccinated.

The announcement was made by interim Supt. Megan K. Reilly in a letter sent to parents.

“We are closely monitoring evolving health conditions and adapting our response in preparation for our full return to in-person learning on August 16,” Reilly said in the letter. Baseline testing for students returning to campus begins Aug. 2, she added.

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