California mandates COVID-19 vaccines tests for
California to Mandate Vaccines or Regular Testing for Teachers: Newsom
California mandates COVID-19 vaccines, tests for all teachers. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that teachers and other school employees must either be vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit to regular testing. California will become the first state in the nation to implement such a requirement. The order notes that 63% of Californians 12 years of age and older are fully vaccinated with an additional 10% partially vaccinated. But when looking at school-aged children, the figure drops to less than 41% for those 12 to 17 years old. Children younger than 12 are not yet eligible for vaccination. In other words, the majority of people on campuses — the students — will not be vaccinated for the start of school, an exposure that’s coinciding with the Delta variant surge. California is currently experiencing the fastest increase in coronavirus infections “during the entire pandemic,” the order states, with 22.7 new cases per 100,000 people per day, and “with case rates increasing tenfold since early June.” Check out the link to read the full story.