L.A. County to require COVID testing for high school athletes starting Sept. 1

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health published revised guidelines Monday requiring high school athletes to be tested weekly for the COVID-19 virus. The preliminary guidance was sent to school principals Friday subject to review. Later on Monday, principals were sent new protocols that will take effect Sept. 1 instead of this week.

“Testing is on,” said West Hills Chaminade athletic director Todd Borowski.

In an email sent to schools, the county said: “Please note that the Protocol for Organized Youth Sports Appendix S has been temporarily taken down while a new Health Officer Order is being finalized.”

A county public health spokeswoman said in an email: “The effective date has changed to give time for teams to prepare and put things in place.”

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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