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COVID-19 Testing

Who should get tested for COVID-19?  

The Center for Disease Control and Los Angeles Department of Public Health recommend testing for anyone exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 or who has been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.  A close contact is someone who was less than six feet away from a confirmed positive  COVID-19 case for a cumulative total of fifteen minutes or more.


On May 24, 2022, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) published a revised list of COVID-19 symptoms for children


  • fever of 100.4 or greater
  • new cough (different from baseline)
  • diarrhea and/or vomiting


If your child has other cold or flu like symptoms (runny nose, scratchy throat, etc.), those symptoms do not necessitate a test for COVID-19, however parents/guardians should err on the side of caution and keep their child home until they feel well enough to return to school.  


While LACDPH revised the list of COVID-19 symptoms for children, the symptom list for adults has not changed.  COVID-19 symptoms for adults includes:


  • fever of 100.4 or greater
  • feeling feverish (chills, sweating)
  • cough 
  • shortness of breath
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • fatigue
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea 
  • new and unexplained rash



We encourage students and staff who would like to take a COVID-19 test, to do so.  The District currently uses Primary Health for on site COVID-19 testing, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (please note that arrival and dismissal times at our school sites are heavily impacted and if you are able to arrange for alternate times, that would be most appreciated). School sites will send Primary Health registration directions to families at the beginning of the school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of the COVID Compliance Team listed below and/or your site administrator.  



The LCUSD COVID-19 Compliance Team


Debra Cradduck   

(818) 952-8383 Office 

[email protected] 


Karen Hurley

(818) 952-8391 Office

[email protected]


Melissa Greenwood

(818) 952-8380 Office

[email protected]


Nurse Katie Metz

(818) 825-8553 Cell

[email protected]