Washington, D.C., students must prove they have a COVID vaccination and show a negative test result before school starts with no exceptions. The city is requiring an mRNA vaccine, which means students already vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson or Novavax jabs will have to be revaxxed.
Mayor Muriel Bowser Thursday told reporters there are no plans to provide remote learning for unvaccinated students. That could be problematic for the Democrat running a city with approximately 40% of Black teens unvaccinated, according to city data.
The Daily Signal further reported.
During a press conference, Bowser, a Democrat, admitted there are no alternative options, including virtual learning, for students who cannot attend school due to the District’s vaccine mandate, meaning unvaccinated children will effectively be left without an education.
Over 40% of blacks ages 12-17 are not vaccinated, according to city data.
The Daily Signal asked Bowser what the plan was for unvaccinated students. Washington, D.C., public schools start 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.”
Students get 20 days to provide their vaccination certificate. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education for D.C. announced that “all students must have up-to-date immunization certification on file with the school within the first 20 school days or they will not be allowed to attend school or school activities until the immunization certification is secured by the school.”
The office continued, “If the student does not come into compliance within a 20-school day period, the school must remove the student from school until the immunization certification is secured by the school.”
When pressed on whether or not unvaccinated children would have to use virtual learning for their education if they were not compliant with the vaccine mandate, Bowser said, “We’re not offering remote learning for children, and families will need to comply with what is necessary to come to school.”
The mayor’s remarks did not address whether illegal aliens bussed to her sanctuary city from Texas will be forcibly vaccinated or taught despite no proof of an mRNA vaccine.
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