Loudoun County Public Schools announced Aug.27 that it would require all of its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination by November 1.
In the announcement, officials said employees who are either already fully vaccinated or who are partially-vaccinated would be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 1.
Employees who fail to submit proof of full or partial vaccination against COVID-19 by October 1 will have to undergo weekly testing for the disease, and submit test results to LCPS, the statement said. Staff members will receive further details on the process early next week, LCPS officials said.
LCPS superintendent Scott Ziegler in the statement stressed the importance of “ensuring our staff has taken every precaution” to slow the spread of COVID-19. He referred to mitigation practices like vaccination as “an important step to help keep students in the classrooms as much as possible.”