Thousands of California school staff and students didn’t attend school Monday in protest of a state order requiring students to be vaccinated.
School superintendents, already dealing with severe staff shortages, are concerned that testing and vaccine mandates could make matters worse.
The history of pandemics illustrates the importance of continued vigilance.
The mandate, the nation’s first, applies to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade in public, charter and private schools.
West Contra Costa and Oakland Unified will follow Culver City Unified, L.A. Unified in requiring students 12 and up to get vaccinated to attend in person.
Los Angeles Unified on Thursday voted to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for all students 12 and older, making it the largest school district to do so.
I feel calm about sending my eldest child, a second grader, to school even as I remain uneasy and unsure about a community playground where the potential for exposure to the virus could be much greater.
With the FDA fully approving the Pfizer vaccine, more students and staff at California colleges will need to be vaccinated this fall.
The district is giving students and staff until Nov. 19. Students who don't meet that date will need to enroll in independent study.
Our current vaccinations rates are far below what experts say we need to control spread of new Covid variants.
Teachers' and classified staff unions support governor's decision to require vaccinations or regular testing for school employees.
With no statewide mandate, local colleges decide whether to require Covid-19 vaccinations. The delta variant is prompting more to do so.
Community infection rates are a big factor in schools' Covid safety plans as they prepare to reopen campuses in the fall.
Reversing from previous policy, UC says students and staff must be vaccinated this fall even if no vaccine receives full FDA approval.
The guidelines are stricter than CDC guidelines, which say that students and teachers do not have to wear masks if they've been vaccinated.