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LAUSD COVID-19 Protocols: January 2022

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Updates from principal email: JANUARY, 24 2022

Dear Families:

In an abundance of caution and in accordance with Los Angeles County Public Health (LACDPH) Guidelines, and due to an increase in positive cases throughout Los Angeles County during this Omicron surge, Colfax Charter Elementary School is taking some added precautions at this time to treat all students and employees on campus as if they are a close contact. 

Our school is ensuring that all positive cases or individuals showing symptoms at Colfax Charter Elementary School are isolating at home. Families can review daily case count updates for our school and all LAUSD school sites online on the Covid School Report Card.

Until further notice, families will not receive individual close contact notifications, but will be notified whole group of possible exposure in their classroom. Your child can continue attending school and participating in school activities including sports and before- and after-school programs as long as they do not have any symptoms. In case of possible exposure, we are asking all students and employees to take the following actions at all times to keep our community safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Mask at all times: All employees must wear surgical-type masks or higher-level PPE (e.g., KN95 or N95 respirator masks). Beginning the week of January 24th, and until further notice, students are required to wear well-fitting, non-cloth masks of multiple layers with a nose wire. Our school can provide your child with this type of mask if needed. Our school can provide your child with this type of mask if needed. Individuals must be masked at all times, including during sports and extracurricular activities, both indoors and outdoors. Eating and drinking should happen distanced from others. 


  • Test weekly: All students and employees will continue to participate in weekly COVID-19 screening testing on our school’s regularly scheduled testing day with the mobile team. Students who have had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 90 days are exempt from testing. If your child does not participate in the mobile testing program on campus, or is absent during our testing day, they must take and upload an external PCR test result via Daily Pass each week. If your child tests positive, they must isolate immediately and follow home isolation protocols


  • Monitor for symptoms: If your child is ill or develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must follow isolation protocols and test immediately, at an LAUSD drive-up symptomatic testing site or by getting a PCR test with an external healthcare provider. 


All individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate at home for at least 5 days. “Day 0” represents the date that the positive test was taken. “Day 1” represents the day after the positive test was taken. Individuals who test positive may be released from isolation on Day 6, provided any symptoms are improving, they are fever-free for the past 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and they have a negative (antigen) test result from a test taken on or after Day 5.

Students who are exposed to COVID-19 at home are to remain at home for the duration of the positive case, once the positive case is cleared the student can begin their own quarantine period for a minimum of 5 days and test negative to return. 

Students are exempt from home quarantine if they:

  • have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days and/or
  • are fully vaccinated,
  • AND are asymptomatic. 

If your child is absent due to COVID-19, your child may participate in Short-Term Independent Study.  Please contact your school if you would like your student to participate. Otherwise, your child will have an excused absence during this time and can make up missed schoolwork for full credit.

If you have questions or need support, please contact our Main Office at (818.761.5115) or LAUSD’s Community Engagement team at (213) 725-5637.


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For all COVID-19 frequently asked questions, please visit:

Community Engagement

Phone: (213) 725-5637 (Please anticipate long wait times)



Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

COVID Testing

Colfax School Site COVID Testing takes place every Thursday from 8am - 3:30pm.

If your student is not at school or able to get tested during the school day, you may bring them after school for testing. Please check in by 3:15pm.

To schedule a COVID test for your student or family member, go to the Daily Pass website to make an appointment. Some local sites, like Monlux Elementary School, take walk-in test appointments as well. Volunteers must be tested weekly.



COVID School Report Card

The COVID-19 School Report Card dashboard provides daily updates on the reopening status and COVID testing results for the staff and students participating in-person instruction on our campuses. We also provide information on the past seven days of COVID testing among all of the schools located in the same Community of Schools, along with District-wide results as well. Information on community case rates are based on publicly-available data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

View the COVID School Report Card Here