Thurmond skips LAUSD event after being in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 – Daily News


State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond canceled a planned appearance at a Los Angeles school on Friday, Jan. 7, after learning that he’d been in contact with an individual who has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesperson for the California Department of Education said.

There is no indication at this point that Thurmond himself has contracted the virus, said spokeswoman Maria Clayton.

“He received notice late yesterday that he came in contact with an individual who tested positive, and in an abundance of caution, he is not attending” Friday’s event, she said.

She declined to elaborate further or say if or where Thurmond is quarantining.

The state’s top schools chief had planned to join Los Angeles Unified School District officials in handing out COVID-19 home testing kits to students at a middle school.


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