LA County COVID-19 School Waivers


While Los Angeles County remains in Tier 1 (Widespread Community Transmission) on the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, schools must remain closed to in-person instruction with the exception of limited specialized services and assessments for high need students. Department of Public Health with support and guidance from the Board of Supervisors is offering a waiver opportunity whereby schools may bring back students only in grades TK - 2 upon approval by Public Health. The waiver is NOT automatically granted and no school may reopen for full TK – 2 in classroom instruction until Public Health has communicated approval.

The waiver program is subject to the following limitations:

  • Up to 30 schools will be granted approvals each week; additional schools may be approved in a given week if there weren’t 30 approvals each of the prior weeks.
  • Prioritization for all slots will be given to schools with higher percentages of students qualifying for Free or Reduced-Price Meals (FRPM)
  • The 30 schools per week will be equally distributed between the five Supervisorial Districts.

The Waiver Application for Elementary Education Cover Sheet and all supporting documents must be emailed to Each school applying for a re-opening process will also need to complete the County Public Health K-12 School reopening protocol checklist.

Public Health will require the following to grant a waiver:

Health & Safety

  • There is adherence to LAC School Re-opening Protocols.
  • There is sufficient and appropriate protective equipment and infection control supplies, as defined by the re-opening protocols and CDPH guidance, that schools have obtained for all teachers and staff who will be involved in in-person instruction.
  • Public health & school resources for investigation and outbreak response are clearly defined and are available to schools that are open for in-classroom instruction.


  • Testing resources are available to provide access to periodic testing to all elementary teachers and staff, with reasonable turn-around times.
  • Consultation with California Department of Public Health

Consultation with California Department of Public Health

  • Public Health will consult with CDPH through submission of a CDPH form that demonstrates that the local health officer has considered the elements described above and includes the local Health Officer recommendation for approving or denying the waiver request.

Granted School District or School Waivers
The school districts and schools below have been granted waivers.

SchoolAddressCityZip CodeApplication
Alverno Heights Academy200 N Michillinda AveSierra Madre91024PDF
American Martyrs School1701 Laurel AveManhattan Beach90266PDF
Bay Laurel Elementary School24740 Paseo PrimarioCalabasas91302PDF
Chaparral Elementary School22601 Liberty Bell RdCalabasas91302PDF
Crestview Preparatory School140 Foothill BlvdLa Canada91011PDF
Holy Angels School350 Campus Dr.Arcadia91007PDF
Kadima Day School7011 Shoup AvenueWest Hills91307PDF
Laurence School13639 Victory BoulevardValley Glen91401PDF
Los Encinos School17100 Ventura BlvdEncino91316PDF
Lupin Hill Elementary School26210 Adamor Rd.Calabasas91302PDF
Manhattan Academy1730 Manhattan Beach BlvdManhattan Beach90266PDF
Mariposa School of Global Education6050 Calmfield AveAgoura Hills91301PDF
Peninsula Heritage School26944 Rolling Hills Rd.Rolling Hills Estates90274PDF
Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am1039 S. La Cienega BlvdLos Angeles90035PDF
Rolling Hills Country Day School26444 Crenshaw BlvdRolling Hills Estates90274PDF
Round Meadow Elementary School515 Round Meadow RdCalabasas91302PDF
Seven Arrows Elementary School15240 La Cruz Dr.Pacific Palisades90272PDF
St. Luke Catholic School5521 Cloverly AveTemple City91780PDF
St. Paul's First Lutheran School11330 McCormick St.North Hollywood91601PDF
Sumac Elementary School6050 Calmfield AveAgoura Hills91301PDF
Sycamore School3504 Las Flores Canyon Rd.Malibu90265PDF
The Pasadena Waldorf School209 E. MariposaSt. Altadena91001PDF
The Willows Community School8509 Higuera StCulver City90232PDF
Western Christian School3105 Padua AveClaremont91711PDF
Westside Neighborhood School5401 Beethoven St.Los Angeles90066PDF
White Oak Elementary School3176 Village School RdWestlake Village91361PDF
Willow Elementary School29026 Laro DrAgoura Hills91301PDF
Woodland Hills Private School22555 Oxnard St.Woodland Hills91367PDF
Yerba Buena Elementary School6098 Reyes Adobe RdAgoura Hills91301PDF

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