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Los Angeles Unified extends vaccination deadline for teachers and staff

With thousands of teachers and other staff still unvaccinated, the Los Angeles Unified School District has extended its deadline for all workers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by one month.

The district, by far the largest in the state, changed the deadline from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We don’t want people to be out of jobs,” Megan Reilly, the district’s interim superintendent, told the Times. “Our employees are one of the strongest assets that we have.”

Reilly added, though, that the district is “absolutely adamant about keeping our schools the safest possible environment — and vaccinations are clearly the pathway to keeping them safe.”