California now under “shelter at home” protocols

Last night Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California is now under emergency “shelter at home” protocols to prevent a surge in coronavirus cases in the state. On the same day, Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles issued their own orders. 

No Resource Centers; 60 Grab-and-Go Food Distribution Centers

Following new national, state, and local guidelines for containing the COVID-19 virus, LAUSD will not be opening the 40 Family Resource Centers. However, there will be 60 grab-and-go food distribution centers that will be open from 7 am to 10 am, starting on Wednesday. 

Help needed at Resource Centers

Last Thursday, we called for the closure of all schools because of the need to proactively begin social distancing across the city. Our union took leadership and we were successful — with ripple effects across the country. As of now, no UTLA member is reporting to their regular work sites or school sites at least over the next two weeks.  

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BREAKING: LAUSD schools closed as of Monday

This morning LAUSD announced plans to close all schools in LA Unified as of Monday, March 16, for two weeks. This is the right proactive step to slow the spread of the virus, make sure our hospitals are not overwhelmed, and dramatically reduce fatalities.