LBUSD Reports 265 Confirmed COVID Cases In 2021-22 School Yr Thus Far Among 252 Students, 12 Employees and 1 Vendor/Visitor; We Provide Link For Numbers At Specific Schools
|(Sept. 9, 2021, 6:15 a.m.) -- As of Sept 8, LBUSD reports 265 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the 2021-22 school year thus far among 252 students, 12 employees and 1 vendor/visitor.
LBUSD reopened its schools to in-person instruction on Aug. 31.
Students under age 12 are federally-deemed ineligible for vaccination. LBUSD lets students over age 12 and teachers avoid vaccination if they submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. For reasons not clearly explained publicly, LBUSD says COVID-19 testing will end in the coming weeks
Some selected schools and their confirmed cases (full list accessible at LBUSD COVID dashboard):
Later today (Sept. 9), the LA School Board will consider whether to require vaccination for students eligible for vaccination
In a Sept. 2 mass phone message to families (LBREPORT.com coverage here, LBUSD Sup't Baker said the weekly COVID tests mean "there will be positive COVID cases" and certain actions will result.
..In the event a positive case occurs at your school, a general communication will be sent out to the whole school community to report that someone who tested positive was on the campus. The general notice is just to keep you informed and does not require any action.
LBUSD Superintendent Baker's announcement follows acknowledgment by CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond at an August 31 LBUSD press event (responding to a question by LBREPORT.com) that LBUSD cases similar to those now appearing in earlier-opened LA County schools are "inevitable" and, he said, the issue now is how to deal with them.
LBUSD's five elected school board members (three up for re-election in 2022) are responsible for setting LBUSD policy.
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