LA County schools resume classes amid surge in local COVID cases, UC schools remote

On the college level, winter quarter classes began remotely Monday at UCLA and UC Irvine. Classes will remain remote through Jan. 14, which will provide “time to properly assess our environment through testing, sequestration and re- testing,” according to the university. “We understand that this is not an ideal way to kick off the new year. We are committed to in-person learning, and believe that these protocols will help us return as quickly and safely as possible.” COVID vaccine booster shots are required for eligible UC students and staff.