COVID-19 Testing (Employees)
Staff members who are not fully vaccinated will no longer have to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing as previously mandated by the public health order issued on August 11, 2021.
The previous order required:
1. All public and private schools serving students in transitional kindergarten through grade 12 (except for home schools, childcare, and higher education) must verify the vaccine status of all workers.
2. All asymptomatic unvaccinated, or incompletely vaccinated workers must undergo diagnostic screening at least once a week.
This change aligns with the most current federal recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance to focus school-based COVID-19 testing on exposure management and re-entry after school breaks. It reflects a new phase of the pandemic where vaccines are available to all individuals ages six months and older, and workplace settings have high vaccination rates.
IUSD will continue to provide testing resources to staff and students to further slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Vaccination and testing remain two key measures that help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.