Listen: ABC's Alex Stone.
California is the first state in the country to say school staff from teachers to front desk staff to custodians must get vaccinated and if they can’t or won’t prove vaccination then they will be subjected to constant COVID testing. Today the nation’s largest teachers union says it supports the California rule for teachers nationwide and that about 90% of its members are now fully vaccinated. The group says schools have to follow science and science clearly shows vaccines are the best protection we have to fight the virus. Also today, Colorado’s governor announced a plan to pay K-12 students $5-$25 per week as a cash incentive if they get tested for COVID. The goal is to regularly test asymptomatic students to reduce the spread of COVID that might go on in schools. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom says the door is open to mandating vaccines for students in the future.