California sets COVID-19 vaccine requirement for school staff

School employees must show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or face weekly testing.
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The California Department of Health is requiring that all K-12 teachers and staff in the state be vaccinated for COVID-19 or face weekly COVID-19 testing. 

The mandate will go into effect Aug. 12, 2021, and schools must be in full compliance by Oct. 15, 2021. 

California has also issued a mandate requiring healthcare workers in the state to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Sept. 30, 2021. 



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