A.M. Brief: LAUSD Aims to Reopen Middle and High Schools By Late April

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Reopening rules could relax for secondary schools this week, but Los Angeles Unified is taking things slow. Also this morning: A new mega vaccine site at USC, volunteering could get you a vaccine dose, and the L.A. Marathon announces a fall comeback. This is your news. In brief. Take it!

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Middle and high schools in L.A. County could technically be eligible to reopen within the next few days, but LAUSD won’t reopen campuses until at least April. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner says that the district is on track to vaccinate 25,000 employees before it reopens. The district is now targeting a mid-April elementary school reopening, with middle and high schools to follow later that month. [Los Angeles Times]


A new vaccination site opens today at USC. When fully ramped up, it should have the capacity to vaccinate up to 5,000 individuals per day, making it the second largest vaccine site in the city. [ABC 7]

Did you know that if you volunteer at a vaccination site for a minimum of four hours, you’ll become eligible to receive the vaccine? The eligibility doesn’t guarantee vaccination since it would depend on available doses on-site, but it would apply even if you’re not in one of the approved tiers. Those interested in volunteering can learn more here. [ABC 7]

A judge ruled that Vanessa Bryant will be given access to the names of the four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies accused of sharing photos of the helicopter crash site where her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna died. Bryant filed a civil lawsuit against L.A. County and LASD in September. [NBC Los Angeles]

The L.A. Marathon announced Sunday, Nov. 7 as its targeted return date for 2021. Its 2020 edition was one of the last large-scale public events that took place before health orders shut down public gatherings. [NBC Los Angeles]


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