Debra Duardo, M.S.W., Ed.D.
Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools
I'm proud that LACOE is now front and center in the fight against COVID!
Our Education Center West facility in Downey was selected by LA County officials as one of five large vaccination sites across the region that started up this week. We are excited to be a resource for our community, and we're doing whatever we can to support vaccine distribution.
LACOE also is working with the California Dept. of Public Health and Valencia Branch Labs to establish a partnership to set up surveillance and outbreak response COVID-19 testing for LA County school districts. We hope this will be viable option for districts to conduct COVID testing when schools return to in-person instruction.
Today, we heard a Public Health official say he was "optimistic" in regard to COVID. As so many have said, there's a light at the end of this long tunnel.
Know that LACOE is here to support our education community in successfully navigating the next phase of this crisis.