California is the first state to require teachers, school workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19
As summer ends and students prepare to return to the classroom, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that teachers and school staff must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo weekly COVID-19 testings.
Why it matters:
California will become the first state in the country to impose such requirements on schools.
The California State University system announced they would require all students, staff, and faculty to show proof of vaccination or take daily COVID-19 tests when on campus.
LBUSD, one of California's largest public school districts did order its staff and faculty to be vaccinated, joining several other school districts.
Details: The mandate will start on August 12, and schools must fully comply by October 15.
The statewide public health order also will apply to teachers and staff at the state's 3,000 private schools, per SF Chronicle.