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.