Tentative Agreement with the district covering COVID-19 testing and masking protocols

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We have reached a Tentative Agreement with the district covering COVID-19 testing and masking protocols. Some of the provisions in the agreement are:

  • Continued weekly testing for all staff and students through the end of the instructional year for students and the end of the work year for staff
     
  • Continued indoor masking requirement for staff and students in EECs and all programs for students 4 years old and younger
     
  • Optional indoor masking for all staff and students in ETK-12 or adult education programs on elementary, secondary, and adult education campuses or for staff working in non-school locations
     
  • District will provide masks, including KN95 or N95 masks, to any employee upon request
     
  • District will provide take-home rapid-antigen tests for all school-based staff and students prior to the beginning of the 2022 Spring Break
     
  • District is obligated to consistently encourage indoor masking for all staff and students
     
  • Obligation to meet and consult upon the request of either party over COVID-19 data that may require policy or protocol changes

Additionally, all provisions of the September 21, 2021 Reopener Agreement (attached below) not addressed or changed by this MOU shall remain in full force and effect through June 30, 2022.

A TA ratification vote is scheduled from 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 19 through 7:00 PM on Monday, March 21. Read the Tentative Agreement linked below and be sure to cast your vote on this important issue. The ballot question will be:

Do you support ratification of the negotiated UTLA-LAUSD agreement on testing & masking?

Your vote is important. Be sure to vote.

Check your email tomorrow at 12:00 PM to participate in the ratification vote for the Tentative Agreement on Testing & Masking Protocols.

 

UTLA-LAUSD MOU for Testing & Masking (3-18-22)
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UTLA-LAUSD 2021-2022 Reopener Agreement (9-21-21)
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