In-person classes and childcare have been suspended for the remainder of the fall semester, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner announced Monday.

LAUSD has been offering one-on-one and small-group tutoring in person for students. Those efforts will now shift to online.

The district is also temporarily suspending childcare, which had been provided for the children of school-based employees and high-needs families, as well as athletic conditioning programs for student athletes.

The decision to suspend all in-person school instruction and childcare in the nation’s second largest school district comes amid a dangerous increase in COVID-19 and a new statewide stay-at-home order.

LAUSD’s Grab and Go Food Centers and COVID-19 testing sites will remain open, the district said in a news release.

The changes will all be in effect by Thursday.

City News Service contributed to this report.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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