Aurora Public Schools in Colorado will require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees starting this fall

AURORA, Colorado (KKTV) – A large school district in Colorado will require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees starting this fall.

Superintendent D. Rico Munn sent a letter to the staff on Tuesday. The full letter can be read at the end of this article. The letter deals with the fact that there are federal and state exceptions that are recognized.

The letter to 11 News is below:

“As we plan for the 2021-22 school year, we want to reaffirm our commitment to the academic success and personal growth of our students, and to the health and safety of students and staff. Therefore, APS will require COVID-19 vaccinations for staff during the 2021-22 school year. This requirement depends on the full approval of one or more vaccines by the US Food and Drug Administration. This action is in line with our belief that the science surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccines is clear and compelling, is in line with the guidelines of federal, state and local health authorities, and supports our goal of becoming full again. who works and learns as quickly as possible – and as far as possible. We are aware that our employees come to this topic from different perspectives and that the exceptions permitted under state and federal law are fully available to all employees as soon as the requirement is met. We’re sharing this information now to give staff time to prepare vaccination schedules before the start of the school year in August. As we develop plans to implement this policy, we will continue to communicate with the intent to provide timely information. “

11 News, no major school districts in the Pikes Peak area are known to have made an announcement similar to Tuesday night.

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