COVID-19 test results accidentally shared with some LAUSD parents – Daily News
The names of some Los Angeles Unified School District students who previously tested positive for the coronavirus appear to have been accidentally shared with certain parents as emails about their children’s need to resume COVID-19 testing were dropped. sent to families who should not have received the notifications .
According to a tweet from LA Parent Union, the district has shared the names of students who have recovered from the coronavirus and will soon be required to resume mandatory COVID-19 testing as their exemption period ends.
The tweet contained a screenshot of a parent’s inbox containing emails from the district, which presumably identified a student who had to start testing again. The tweet also included a screenshot of one of the emails, with a note that parents received these messages, which were not about their own children. Email addresses and names had been blackened in the mail.
— LA Parent Union (aka UTLAUncensored) (@UTLAUncensored) November 24, 2021
The district confirmed on Wednesday, Nov. 24 that certain information about test results had been sent to “unauthorized persons,” but would not say how many individuals had shared their information or whether it was just students, employees, or both groups.
“Los Angeles Unified learned from our information system provider Microsoft that it had inadvertently sent emails containing information about COVID-19 test results to a limited number of unauthorized individuals, including other Los Angeles Unified parents,” a district statement read. “Microsoft has informed us that the problem is due to a programming error and Microsoft has assured us that the problem has been resolved. We will continue to monitor this situation closely.”
The incident happened on Monday, according to the municipality.