CULVER CITY (CBSLA) – The Culver City Unified School District announced Friday that the new week will cancel three school days due to the COVID-19 survey.
The district announced that it will cancel all K-12 classes from Wednesday, January 19 through Friday, January 21.
The cancellation means campuses will be closed to students all week, as Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and Tuesday was already designated as a “student-free staff training day.”
The cancellation includes the Culver City Adult School and the Office of Child Development.
“The loss of these 3 instructional days will be compensated for at a later date to be determined,” the district said in a letter to parents.
According to the district’s latest figures, 587 positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded among students and 97 among staff since August. Of these, 463 student cases and 35 personnel cases have been recorded in the past two weeks.
Students will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test to return to personal lessons on Monday, January 24th.
CCUSD is the first school district in the South to take such a step this academic year. It was unclear Friday how many of the district’s teachers and students were absent due to COVID-19 protocols.
On Thursday, LA County registered more than 45,000 new cases of COVID-19, with a staggering seven-day positive rate of 20.8%.
Back in August, CCUSD was the first district in California to require its 12-year-olds and older students to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.