The Golden State already requires vaccines or mandatory testing for state employees and healthcare workers. That policy took effect on August 5.
“We’re now following up today to align our school strategy to the state strategy and become the first state in the country to require that all of our staff … submit a verification of vaccination or submit to weekly testing,” Newsom said.
“The overwhelming majority of teachers in the state are already vaccinated, but we need to get the other staff vaccinated as well,” Newsom said. Staff affected by the new requirement include teachers, para-educators, custodial staff, and bus drivers.
“We think this is the right thing to do, and we think this is a sustainable way to keeping our schools open,” Newsom said. The White House reports that approximately 90% of teachers are already vaccinated.
This is indeed a very good decision taken by the government. In this day and age, there is no other option left but to get vaccinated. Making this mandatory is a good way of keeping people and their lives safe.