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Loudoun County Public Schools on Wednesday announced they are removing COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for staff and student-athletes for the remainder of the school year, according to an evening press release.

LCPS administrators said in the statement that they continue to recommend all eligible students and staff members to be vaccinationed as well as booster shots against COVID-19.

“LCPS reminds anyone who has not received their vaccination that they can make an appointment to be vaccinated,” school officials said. “Boosters are now recommended for everyone 12 and older. This is especially important with the spread of the Omicron variant.”

School administrators urged residents to visit Loudoun County’s COVID-19 Vaccine page for further information on how they can obtain a vaccination.

N95 masks for staff

LCPS will also provide N95 face masks to all staff through the Environmental Health and Safety Office, school officials said. Staff members will be provided with additional information, according to the LCPS statement.

The school division’s Frequently Asked Questions page, addressing the return to school after winter break in 2022, has been updated to reflect these new policy changes, officials said.

(1) comment

Ellie Lockwood

Half a loaf is not necessarily better than none. Why not do away with the mask MANDATE and leave individual decisions to the parents? I also wonder, how comfortable the school board is with the N95 masks they are providing being manufactured in China.

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