L.A. County Won’t Offer Waivers for Elementary Schools to Reopen

August 4, 2020 by Juliet Bennett Rylah

Los Angeles County won’t extend waivers to reopen in-person education at elementary schools this fall because L.A. County’s COVID-19 case rate is too high to meet state criteria. 

The wavier system would allow some elementary schools to reopen for classroom education either fully or partially, even if they’re located within a county on the state’s watchlist. Schools that apply must be able to detail their health and safety protocols, including how they’d handle an outbreak should one occur. Waivers are only available to schools TK through sixth grade.