COVID-19 Pandemic



Monday is Day 1 for L.A. Unified, the nation’s second-largest school system, as the school year begins across California.

Conventional wisdom says Omicron is less likely to cause serious illness, but that might be due to better immunity and treatments, not the virus itself.

In another pandemic school year, parents hope their children progress in academics, mental health and development. Many remain concerned amid more relaxed COVID measures.

New recommendations call for three home tests for people exposed to the coronavirus. The third test will improve accuracy, the FDA says.


The latest totals, where new cases are concentrated, testing numbers, demographcics, nursing homes and California state and county data in context compared to other states.


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