California Gov. Gavin Newsom mentioned Tuesday a possible statewide coronavirus vaccine mandate is “on the desk” for college students 12 and older and his workplace is discussing it with faculty districts throughout the state.
“We’re working very carefully with their employees to know the logistical challenges and hurdles,” Newsom informed reporters, in accordance with the Sacramento Bee. “There are points that we’re working via which can be distinctive and distinctive by area. And so we’re in that strategy of adjudicating the bigger consideration, as we mentioned it’s on the desk, however no announcement to make in the present day.”
Newsom issued an govt order final month requiring lecturers to get vaccinated or take common coronavirus checks together with a statewide masks order for college students and lecturers.
California mandates a number of vaccines for college students, together with for diphtheria, chickenpox, mumps, measles and rubella and hepatitis B.
California Well being and Human Companies Secretary Mark Ghalysaid in an announcement the state is watching how the Los Angeles Unified Faculty District’s vaccine mandate for college students 12 and older rolls out and “understanding what it means for college students and households alike, employees as nicely, and watching as different counties think about the identical.”
The Oakland Unified Faculty District has additionally voted for a mandate for kids 12 and older, the Bee reported.