Banks, CORONAVIRUS, EDUCATION

Vaccinations will be required for teachers, staff, volunteers in K-12 schools statewide

The Banks School District. Photo: Chas Hundley

All teachers, staff, and volunteers in K-12 schools statewide will be required to become fully vaccinated, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced today during a press conference. 

Vaccines will be required by October 18 or six weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives full approval of one of the coronavirus vaccines, whichever is later, the governor said. 

The first day of school for some students in the district is August 31, according to the Banks School District 2021-22 calendar.

The FDA is expected to fully approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine in early fall, President Joe Biden previously said.  . . .

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