Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

If you are planning to travel:
If you are planning to stay in town:
  • Remember that Los Angeles County is experiencing high rates of COVID-19, flu, and RSV.
  • LACDPH recommends that everyone ages 2 and older should wear a mask in indoor public spaces to both protect others and avoid getting sick and spreading these viruses until respiratory illness rates decline. This includes transit, retail, event venues, schools, and worksites when around others. More information on when you need to wear a mask is here
  • Stay home and isolate if sick and take an at-home COVID test. 
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least five days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely to be the most infectious during these first five days.
  • Wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public.
  • Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask. 
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (like trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
  • Learn more about what to do if you have COVID-19.
General health tips to keep in mind:
  • Drink lots of fluids, especially water. 
  • Establish and stick to an ample sleep routine.
  • Balance your diet with nutritious options, making sure it is low in fat, high in fiber, and rich in vitamins.
  • Spend time outside. 
  • Engage in physical activity at least three times a week for 30 minutes.
  • Connect with loved ones virtually or in-person. 
  • Get your COVID and flu vaccines to protect yourself and your community.
  • Practice breathing exercises to manage stress and for your emotional health. 



Return-to-School COVID Testing

All Walden students are required to submit a negative PCR COVID test result before returning to school from winter break.

We will be offering testing on Monday, January 92023 in carline at the solar panel gate from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please sign up here for a slot.

If you choose to get your student(s) tested at a different lab, please email the test result to by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, in order for your child to be able to attend school the following day. We can only accept PCR test results from a lab, not home test kit results.

Students attending Pre-K or K-6 Village for in-service care on January 9 will need to be tested within 72 hours prior to attending care.