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.

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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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