COVID-19: Guidance on Masks Extends to All

Amid a concerning increase in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout the state, the California Department of Public Health is urging residents to wear masks indoors in public settings, regardless of vaccination status.

The state updated its guidance on face coverings on Wednesday, one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended masks be worn indoors in places with high coronavirus transmission to prevent the spread of the Delta variant, a reversal from its announcement in May that vaccinated individuals did not need to mask up in most public settings. CDC officials are also recommending that schools reopen in the fall with students and employees wearing masks.

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L.A. County Announces Three New Deaths Related to Coronavirus

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed three new deaths and 138 new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All three individuals that died were over the age of 65 and had underlying health conditions.
One individual resided in Gardena, one in Wilmington and the other case is still under investigation. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours there have been 266 new cases.
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LCUSD to Decide on Later Start to School Day

The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board will decide next week whether to set a schedule so that every school day is like Tuesday on the La Cañada High School and LCHS 7/8 campus.
Tuesday — when first period begins at 8:40 a.m. rather than the typical 7:45 a.m. start time — is the happiest, most productive day of the week, according to the testimony of multiple students and teachers advocating for a later start every day. Continue reading “LCUSD to Decide on Later Start to School Day”