Governor Newsom is expected to order all school employees in California to either be vaccinated or submit to regular testing.
Newsom has announced a similar policy for state workers and healthcare workers. Both the University of California and the Cal State systems have announced strict vaccine mandates for all students and staff, who will be turned away from in-person classes and indoor campus facilities if they are not inoculated. Last week, the Los Angeles Community College established vaccine rules for staff and students in line with the K-12 policy: Show proof of vaccination or submit to regular coronavirus testing. “Given that we are in the midst of rising cases and new variants in our community, a vaccine requirement is a necessary step to keeping our students, staff and families safe, ” Supt. Vincent Matthews said in a statement.
The governor is expected to make the announcement at an Alameda County elementary school today.