Safe Steps to Safe Schools

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Los Angeles Unified will update our COVID-19 site as more information becomes available. The following are frequently asked questions for families and employees about COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and the Daily Pass web app.

     

  • NEW RESPONSE TESTING PROTOCOL (2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR)

    Please note Los Angeles Unified updated these guidelines on January 24, 2024. 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 also continue to review updates to county, state, and federal guidance on a daily basis, and we may adjust policies accordingly.


  • COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • Will COVID testing be required during the 2023-24 school year?

  • What should a student or employee experiencing COVID-19 symptoms do?

  • Can an employee or student be tested by their own healthcare provider?

  • Is masking required during the 2023-24 school year?

  • What is the "infectious period?"

  • What happens if an employee or student tests positive for the virus?

  • Does an employee or student who tested positive need to take another test before returning to work or school?

  • What is a “close contact” to a case and what does it mean to be a close contact?

  • What should I do if I am identified as a close contact?

  • Will I know about an outbreak at my child's school?


  • AT-HOME RAPID ANTIGEN SELF-TEST GUIDANCE

  • Where can I pick up an at-home rapid self test?

  • What happens if an employee or student tests positive on the at-home rapid self-test?

  • Is it safe to use a rapid antigen test kit with an expired date?


  • LOS ANGELES UNIFIED'S RESPONSE TESTING PROGRAM

  • Can my supervisor ask to see my test results?

  • Can I talk to someone who speaks Spanish if I have any COVID-19 response testing questions?


  • DAILY PASS

  • What is the Daily Pass?

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  • Helpdesk

    For families: (213) 443-1300
    For employees: (213) 241-2700
    The helpdesk is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call for support with mental health, immunizations, health insurance, food & housing, enrollment, and more.