DO YOU AGREE TO COMMIT TO THE SAFEST BEHAVIORS POSSIBLE AND IN DOING SO KEEPING THE SCHOOLS SAFER? So asks the LA Unified School District Covid QR code admission ticket app. Do you promise to love, honor and obey Bill Gates?
Admit it, you've sent your kids to school once or twice when they were maybe not feeling so great. Call it under the weather. Maybe had a touch of a fever. A bit of a cough. Parents have shoved a handful of tissues in the lunch box and dosed their kids with Tylenol or Motrin to take down a low fever so that they could go to work for a very long time. When kids are sick, parents face tough choices. The Covid lock down has brought this into sharp focus for EVERYONE all at once.
Los Angeles is introducing a daily QR code "ticket" made by Bill Gates' Microsoft in which the teachers, parents, visitors and children would have to lie if they had a sniffle from anything to go to school. How about truancy? Kids are smarter than your average bear, if they say they haven't felt well, will their daily pass will be a hall pass out of school for the day? The honor system is long gone. We must report in and obey.
After far too many school shootings, American schools went into an earlier, literal version of lock down mode. The physical kind. Locked doors with intercom systems. A number over every doorway for emergency response teams. Name tags for everyone in the building. Limited visitors. Windows no one can open on a warm Spring day. We got "used" to it, didn't we? And now? The bullet has now been replaced by the virus. Daily health passes with a QR code for entrance. Wow. It's here. Starting of course, in California, with COVID. What and where will be next?
Read all about the Daily Pass here.
Los Angeles Unified has launched a one-stop shop web app built specifically for the District to ensure that we get students, faculty and administrators back to schools and district offices as safely as possible. In addition to completing a daily health check through the app, users will be able to book COVID-19 tests and receive test results and messages.
This innovative tool was developed in partnership with Microsoft to bring our students back into the classrooms with the following easy steps:
- Students, parents and visitors will access the Daily Pass on any computer, tablet or mobile device at dailypass.lausd.net.
• Answer the daily health check questions (not more than a two-minute process!)
• If the individual has recently tested negative for COVID-19 and completes the online health check, a QR code will be generated for that day and specific site location
• School staff members dedicated to be “Welcomers” will be at every site to scan the QR code and take your temperature at the entrance.
NOTE: More information on the frequency of testing will be available in the coming weeks.
Los Angeles Unified is committed to ensuring the safest way to provide our greater school community the assurance of a protected return to school when health conditions permit.