L.A. school COVID outbreaks increase, some tied to athletics – Los Angeles Times

L.A. County officials have ordered unvaccinated students who had “close contact” with an infected person for at least 15 minutes in one day while within six feet of that person to be sent home and quarantined for at least eight days. The state, meanwhile, does not require a quarantine for the close contact if both the infected person and close contact were wearing masks during the entire time of exposure. Ferrer said she wanted to see a couple more weeks of data before relaxing the quarantine standard, to be sure that “you’re not creating an unintended consequence of creating a lot of spread in schools.” COVID-19 vaccines are authorized only for those age 12 and older.

Source: L.A. school COVID outbreaks increase, some tied to athletics – Los Angeles Times