LCUSD Cancels Student Trips Amid Coronavirus Precaution

The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board instructed Superintendent Wendy Sinnette this week to cancel student out-of-state field trips involving air travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the district is also assessing the importance of large group activities amid social distancing precautions.
At a regular meeting of the board Tuesday night, Sinnette and LCUSD’s Chief Technology Officer Jamie Lewsadder delivered a detailed report about the district’s plans regarding the possibility of school closures. The board also discussed upcoming air-travel field trips outside California as an agenda item and voted to cancel them.
Following the meeting, Sinnette sent out a district-wide letter about the decision.
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that has spread worldwide. In a statement Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said there were 27 cases in the county, including three reported by the city of Long Beach. Officials also reported the county’s first coronavirus-related fatality; the woman who died was an older woman with underlying health issues and a nonresident who had been visiting friends.
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County: Measles Exposure Caused Risk at Local Restaurant

Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK The El Pollo Loco restaurant in La Cañada Flintridge was visited this month by a person who had measles, briefly exposing others to the risk of catching the virus, county officials said. They added that the risk no longer exists.
Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
The El Pollo Loco restaurant in La Cañada Flintridge was visited this month by a person who had measles, briefly exposing others to the risk of catching the virus, county officials said. They added that the risk no longer exists.

There is no shortage of customers at the popular El Pollo Loco restaurant in La Cañada Flintridge. Unfortunately, one of its visitors earlier this month had measles, briefly exposing customers to the risk of catching the virus, county health officials have said.
In a statement, an El Pollo Loco spokesperson said restaurant officials were aware of a public health report on the incident and are working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health — which is investigating measles cases and possible exposures — to ensure the safety of customers and employees. County officials said in a statement there is no known current risk related to measles that exists at the LCF restaurant and other locations at this time. Continue reading “County: Measles Exposure Caused Risk at Local Restaurant”