COVID-19 Newsletter - Issue 4 - September 15, 2021
School Districts to Require All Students 12 and Older to be
Vaccinated Against COVID-19
As part of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s efforts to provide the safest possible environment in which to learn and work, all students 12 years old and older will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022, unless they have a medical or other exemption. This follows a similar announcement to require student vaccinations made by Culver City Unified School District.
To date, schools across the county are implementing robust safety measures including daily health checks for everyone going onto school campuses, indoor masking, comprehensive COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and isolation of cases, increased sanitization/cleaning of school buildings, and upgraded ventilation. Requiring eligible students and staff to be vaccinated provides a powerful additional layer of protection to everyone in the school community.
COVID-19: Help for San Pedro Residents
Although these are challenging times, our community has come together like never before in the fight against COVID-19. Please remember, by staying home and taking simple actions to mitigate the spread of this virus, you are saving lives. Continue to wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing, and wear a mask in public.
COVID-19 TESTING IN LA COUNTY
All LA County residents who would like to get tested for COVID-19 should first contact their Primary Care Provider to see if they offer tests. If you cannot access a test through your health care provider, or if you are unable to drive to a testing site, please visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ or https://corona-virus.la/covid-19-testing to sign up for a no-cost COVID-19 test.
VACCINE DISTRIBUTION IN LA COUNTY – Stay up to date on the latest vaccine developments. http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidvaccinedistribution/
WATCH OUT FOR VACCINE SCAMS
Please be on the look-out for scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine. If someone offers to sell you a vaccine before it’s your turn, it’s a scam. For more information, please click http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/docs/about/COVIDVaccineScams.pdf
STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS FOR ALL HUB
A one-stop shop for state guidance on safely returning to school. The site houses resources for school administrators as well as students and parents related to COVID-19 and schools. https://schools.covid19.ca.gov/
Los Angeles Unified School District has a Mental Health Hotline available to students, families and educators. Call 213-241-3840 Link to website: https://achieve.lausd.net/shhs
MANDATORY QUARANTINE DIRECTIVE ON TRAVEL
Reminder: All travelers arriving in LA County must quarantine for 10 days following the date of arrival, even if you don’t feel sick. http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Directive_Travel.pdf
This is a difficult and uncertain period for all of us, when many are feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. If you are feeling this way, please know that you are not alone.