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L.A. County Meets Threshold to Reopen Grades TK-6

 


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 120 new deaths and 1,260 new cases of COVID-19. The lower number of deaths and cases may reflect reporting delays over the holiday weekend.


To date, Public Health identified 1,169,550 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 19,215 deaths.  There are 2,964 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 31% of these people are in the ICU.   


Today, the state updated the metrics that characterize the amount of transmission in a county and what restrictions must be followed to reduce transmission.  L.A. County remains in the purple tier and transmission continues to be widespread.  Los Angeles County's adjusted case rate is now 20 cases per 100,000 people and our seven-day average daily test positivity rate is 7.2%.  The average daily cases, adjusted case rate, and positivity rate are steadily declining after peaking in January. 


LA County’s adjusted case rate has remained under 25 new cases per 100,000 people for five consecutive days, meeting the State requirements for schools to open on-site learning for grades TK through 6. Students in grades TK through 6 are permitted for on-site learning if the school is in full compliance with state and county directives.  Many of the directives are not new and very familiar to schools that re-opened under the waiver program or for services for high need students. 

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