Published On: Thu, Aug 19th, 2021

Washington State Rolls Out Strictest School Vaccine Mandate in US

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Washington state is now requiring that all teachers and school staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment—marking the strictest school vaccine mandate in the United States. Gov. Jay Inslee made the announcement at a press briefing on Wednesday, citing health concerns over variants of COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. The measure, which extends to school bus drivers and volunteers in the public and private sectors, states that all K-12 and higher education employees have to be vaccinated by Oct. 18 or they risk losing their jobs, the Democrat governor said. “I’m convinced we are at this point in this pandemic that without these vaccine requirements we will continue to be susceptible to new variants,” Inslee said, noting that 95 percent of CCP virus patients hospitalized in the state were unvaccinated. The governor said that the state is “well past the …

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