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COVID UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 26, 2023

On September 26, 2023, the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education (Board) authorized the rescission of the District’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement (see Board of Education Report, Rep-051-23/24, attached). Prior to the 9/26/23 Board action, the District’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement applied to all charter schools authorized by the LAUSD Board regardless of charter school location (i.e., District sites or non-District [private] sites).  As such, the Board’s action to rescind the District’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement also applies to all charter schools authorized by the LAUSD Board regardless of charter school location (i.e., District sites or non-District [private] sites). 

 

Updated COVID Vaccines Are Now Available

  • Recommended if it has been at least two months since your most recent vaccine, or 3 months since a recent COVID infection.

  • For children ages 6 months to 4 years receiving their first vaccine, additional doses are recommended

  • People who are immunocompromised should speak to their provider about recommended dosing

 

Flu Shots Now Available

One of the most important steps to prevent influenza (flu) is to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines are offered in many places for little to no cost. To find a flu vaccination near you:

  • Call your doctor

  • Call or check with your preferred pharmacy online

  • Call 2-1-1, the LA County Information Line (you can ask for locations where flu vaccinations are LOW COST or FREE)

  • Visit a Los Angeles County Public Health Center

Current COVID-19 protocols

Even though COVID has shifted to an endemic, there are still some protocols in place that schools need to follow that have been set forth by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH).

GENERAL ILLNESS - When to Stay Home

  • If a student has a fever, they are to stay home. They can return once they are fever free for at least 24 hours without the aid of medication.

  • If a student has diarrhea or vomiting, they are to stay home. They can return once they are diarrhea or vomiting free for at least 24 hours without the aid of medication.

  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they are to stay home and follow the procedures below.

  • Or when directed by their doctor.

 

TESTING POSITIVE for COVID-19

Following the recommendation of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, students/staff will need to isolate for a minimum of 5 days from the day they tested positive for COVID-19 or from the onset of symptoms. The Home Isolation Instructions can be found here.


If student/staff tests positive for COVID-19, they are to:

  • Stay home during the isolation period

  • Contact to school immediately

 

Minimum of 5 day Isolation Period:

After the minimum 5-day isolation period, your student/staff may return to regular activities as early as day 6

  1. if symptoms are not present or mild and resolving AND

  2. they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication

  • Masking

    • Students are strongly recommended to continue to wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others, except when eating or drinking, through Day 10.

    • Staff are required to mask through day 10 per Cal/OSHA

  • If their symptoms are not improving, they may not return to school until their symptoms are resolving or until after day 10

  • If they continue to have a fever they can only return when they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

  • It is not required to have a negative COVID test in order to return to school/work beginning day 6.

 

CLOSE CONTACTS

As we are in the endemic phase for COVID-19, schools are not required to notify families if they are a close contact. Per Cal/OSHA guidelines, staff will continue to be notified.

  • In general, close contacts are strongly recommended to mask but are not required to.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/

 

If you have any questions, please contact Esmeralda Sandoval, Director of Compliance & Operations and Larchmont’s COVID-19 Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Liaison at esmeralda.sandoval@larchmontcharter.org

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