DC Area Schools Divide Over Vaccination Policies in Maryland, Virginia

Teachers and other employees in schools in Washington, D.C. metro areas in Maryland and Virginia will soon face repercussions if they fail to comply with COVID-19 vaccination mandates, according to The Washington Post.

In Maryland’s Montgomery County, a suburb of Washington, D.C., more than 460 out of 24,600 public school district employees have not reported their vaccination status, and are losing a day’s pay for it, district spokesman Chris Cram said.

Although not required, the district boasts a 95% employee vaccination rate. Weekly testing in place of vaccination is mandatory, and Cram said that “there is progressive discipline in place if they [employees] do not test weekly.”

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