LAUSD to offer free coronavirus testing to students, employees

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District will offer free COVID-19 testing to students, employees and anyone in their household this week and next week Monday through Wednesday.

Seventeen school campuses in the district will serve as testing sites from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be treats and toys for the children.

Appointments can be scheduled by visiting lausd.net

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The testing comes as the U.S. stands on the verge of adding a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal as the outbreak descended deeper into its most lethal phase yet, with the nation regularly recording over 3,000 deaths per day.

The Food and Drug Administration was evaluating a shot developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health and was expected to give it the green light soon, clearing the way for its use to begin as early as Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said testing would happen Saturday, but officials now say the testing did not happen Saturday.
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