San Francisco, California – The deadline for middle and high school students in California to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination is approaching, and thousands of students in the Bay Area may be forced to return to online classes.
Governor Gavin Newsom said in October that students in grades seven through twelve will be required to show evidence of vaccination by January 1 in order to continue in-person studying. According to the Mercury News, new data indicates that thousands of youngsters have yet to receive or show proof of vaccination.
Several Bay Area school districts are at risk of losing tens of thousands of older students to e-learning, according to the newspaper. There are around 6,000 kids in Oakland Unified and 1,600 in West Contra Costa Unified who have not yet met the requirement.
44,000 children in the Los Angeles Unified School District and 12,000 in the Sacramento Unified School District have failed to show proof of vaccination.
At 4 p.m. on Thursday, the Marin County Office of Education will hold a virtual information session for parents. Marin Public Health officials, Dr. Matt Willis and Dr. Lisa Santora, will be on hand to answer questions from the community.
Officials have stated that a recording of the session will be made available on the Rethinking Schools website.