According to new information provided by the Los Angeles Board of Education, about 1 in 5 district employees, which is approximately 12,000 workers have not begun their immunizations as the deadline of October 15th is quickly approaching.
LAUSD employees who refuse inoculations face losing their jobs and unvaccinated students will be forced off campus to learn via an online program. While a large number of employees and students are expected to comply, there are still many that are still hesitant.
All LAUSD employees must be fully vaccinated by October 15th, unless they have received medical or religious exemptions. Students aged 12 and older must receive their first of the two doses by October 3rd if they want to participate in any school-affiliated extracurriculars - which include sports, clubs, dance teams, band, drama, or anything outside of academic work. All students 12 and older must be fully vaccinated by the start of the second semester and only medical exemptions will be allowed for students.