The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to fire unvaccinated employees


Employees at Los Angeles County Superior Court, the nation's largest trial court system, were instructed that they must produce documentation of being completely vaccinated as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine receives final government approval or face unemployment. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), motivated by this, went a step further and ordered its staff to get vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination by October 15 or face termination.
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In mid-August, employees at Los Angeles County Superior Court, the nation's largest trial court system, were told that they needed to show proof of being fully vaccinated as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine received final government approval or risk losing their jobs.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Sherri Carter, the senior executive, stated that unvaccinated staff will be fired since they are at risk of contracting the virus and then infecting others, so they must get the vaccines when they are approved by the government or face unemployment.

“Ultimately, unvaccinated employees without an approved exclusion will be subject to termination, Given the surge in cases fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant and recognizing that unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 within the workplace, including to the public that depends on Court services the Court must take every measure available to protect against the virus.” said Sherri Carter, the senior executive in a statement.

Except for those with health concerns, religious beliefs, or the Court Judges, everyone will be subject to this vaccine mandate and will be at the risk of losing their jobs, as per the instructions by the Los Angeles County court. Judges are exempt from this rule because they are elected officers and are not subject to employee policies and procedures.

Following this announcement, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) informed its employees in early August that the immunization deadline would be October 15. As per a new statement, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has now emphasized that if the proof of vaccination is not submitted by the 15th of October, the employees will no longer get their monthly checks.

The mandate includes not only the teachers but also others on the campus who interact with students and staff on a daily basis. This vaccine mandate, like the one imposed by the L.A. County Superior Court, also exempts those with health conditions and religious views that oppose vaccinations.

Vaccinations, according to Megan K. Reilly, the Interim Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), are an effective aspect of protecting against Coronavirus disease.

"The science is clear, vaccinations are an essential part of protection against COVID-19" said Interim Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Megan K. Reilly in a statement.
Earlier this month, the students faced a similar scenario when they were ordered to either receive the vaccine or be suspended from in-person classes and attend the online mode of classes only. Every student aged 12 and up was required to receive their first dosage of coronavirus disease vaccine by January 10, 2022.
According to a California Healthline report, it was believed that staff and students would cooperate and feel reassured after implementing the order, but the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has experienced significant pushback as a result of the mandate. According to figures released at the Board of Education meeting, approximately one in every five district employees, or around 12,000 workers, have not begun taking their vaccine. A loss of that scale would cause additional disruption to school operations.
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