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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