62,000 Los Angeles students and staff tested positive for Covid before returning to school

62,000 Los Angeles students and staff tested positive for Covid before returning to school

About 414,000 test results have been recorded, for a 14.99% positivity rate. That is well below Los Angeles County as a whole, where the positivity rate has spiked above 22%.

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  • It is the nation’s second largest district, with more than 640,000 students in grades K-12.

  • Updated numbers are expected to be released Monday evening, district spokesperson Shannon Haber told CNN.

“We’re all systems go,” Haber said about school resuming Tuesday. About 4,000 credentialed district staff are ready to jump in to teach if necessary.

The baseline test requirement was put into effect at the beginning of the school year in August. The district has been offering PCR testing on campuses over the past week. Take-home rapid antigen tests were also distributed.

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