Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said that students 12 years and older must show proof of vaccination to take part in in-person learning at public and private schools.
According to a report from Daily Signal, she admitted at the briefing that an alternative has not been established for the unvaccinated children.
When Bowser was asked about the plan for the unvaccinated children she replied, “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.
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In a press release that came out on Thursday, Bowser stated that she and the school districts are,
“excited to welcome our students, families, and staff back to school” while excluding those who refused to comply with the vaccine.
“The Coronavirus Immunization of School Students and Early Childhood Workers Amendment Act of 2021, which the Council passed in 2021, requires students ages 12 and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend school,” the statement reads.
In Washington DC the vaccination rate for students is 85%. For black students, the rate drops to 60%.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser banned unvaccinated students from attending school in person and virtually this fall.
Will the over 40% of black children that remain unvaccinated in DC be left without education options?
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