LA County Public Health COVID-19 Protocol for K-12 Schools

October 4, 2022

Revised to align with the updated LACDPH Health Office Order regarding indoor masking. For most individuals in the school setting, masking may be based on individual preference. Exceptions are individuals who have returned to school before completing 10 days of isolation after a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis and individuals who are within 10 days of close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Those persons continue to be required to mask around others. Also, individuals who are more vulnerable to developing severe COVID-19 disease are strongly recommended to wear a highly protective mask in crowded, indoor settings with poor ventilation.

Masking recommended for all individuals in the school nurse’s or health office,
except when one staff member is working alone in the space.

September 15, 2022

Removed reference to the State Health Officer Order related to Vaccine
Verification for Workers in Schools. Order rescinded effective September 17,

Clarified Cal/OSHA ETS regarding requirement of employers to supply
respirators to employees upon request for voluntary use regardless of employee
vaccination status

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