Students who attend Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools have one final week of winter break before resuming in-person classroom instruction. But those students who need their weekly test for the COVID-19 virus, and its Omicron and Delta variants, can do so at designated district sites.
The testing times this week through Friday, Jan. 7, are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 8, testing times are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Available sites in the San Fernando Valley include Pacoima Middle School, Monlux Elementary School in North Hollywood, the Zelzah Testing Center in Reseda, and the West Valley Occupational Center in Woodland Hills
All students and employees — both vaccinated and unvaccinated — participating in in-person instruction must participate in ongoing weekly COVID testing. This is in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, according to the district website.
All personal information remains confidential.
Appointments aren’t always necessary, but they are the best way to make sure to be tested on the day and time most convenient. Appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes, with a maximum of three appointments per 15 minutes.
District officials have delayed the implementation of the student vaccination requirement until the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester. Students 12 and older who do not have both doses of the vaccine or a medical exemption on the Daily Pass, or qualify for conditional admission, cannot participate in athletics, band, drill, and dance for the Spring 2022 semester.
For more information, call (213) 443-1300, or visit the LAUSD website at lausd.net.