Tuesday, November 30, 2021
WCPS Falls Under New Federal Vaccine Mandate For Large Employers

WCPS Falls Under New Federal Vaccine Mandate For Large Employers

Teachers and staff at Wayne County Public Schools will need to get to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face regular testing for the virus and mandatory masking. 

At a special meeting on Friday, Wayne County Board of Education Attorney Richard Schwartz laid out how the new vaccine mandate for large employers from the federal government would affect WCPS.

The new mandate will require WCPS to:

  • Get proof of vaccination status of employees
  • Maintain records of vaccination status
  • Enforce the vaccination policy or the weekly testing and face covering requirements
  • Support vaccination by providing employees with reasonable time off to receive their vaccine doses

Schwartz noted there would be criminal penalties for those who knowingly supplying false statements or documentation. 

The new vaccine policies will have to be formalized and transmitted to all WCPS employees.

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