If you thought COVID classroom restrictions were over in D.C. —think again.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has made it clear that children over 12 will need to present proof of COVID vaccination to return to public and private school.
From The Daily Wire:
When the publication asked Bowser what the plan was for unvaccinated students before school begins on Monday, Bowser responded, “They can go to school on Monday, but they need to get their vaccinations … and their families will be alerted as to the dates.”
“We’re not offering remote learning for children, and families will need to comply with what is necessary to come to school,” Bowser said.
Students and faculty must also show proof of a negative COVID test before the first day of class.
The District of Columbia Public Schools issued a press release Thursday in which Bowser said that she and the districts are “excited to welcome our students, families, and staff back to school” while excluding those who refused to comply with the vaccine.