October 1, 2021- Today, CA Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide school vaccine mandate for in-person learning. All CA schools are required to comply. As a school district that currently serves students in grade TK - 8, our students will fall into the second and third phases of the mandate.
According to the announcement:
"California becomes the first state to announce a phased plan to require student vaccinations – adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of vaccinations required for school, such as the vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella. Students will be required to be vaccinated for in person learning starting the term following FDA full approval of the vaccine for their grade span (9-12, 7-8, and K-6)."
"The State of California Administration officials expect the COVID vaccine will receive full approval for youth ages 12–15 by January. Once that occurs, that vaccination will be added to the school vaccine requirement list effective July 1, 2022, to affect the 2022–23 school year. Should the vaccine for youth ages 12 - 15 receive full FDA approval prior to January, students will be required to get the vaccine sooner, Newsom said. No state requirement will be made for 5–11 year olds until that age group receives full FDA approval."