California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference on October 20, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 5:20 PM PT – Thursday, November 11, 2021
A school district in Sacramento, California unveiled they will not be following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-Calif.) coronavirus vaccine mandate.
The announcement came Wednesday, after the Calaveras Unified School District voted to not “support, enforce or comply” with the order Tuesday night. Earlier this month, the district noted they were made aware of potential impacts of liability exposure, funding loss and other formal actions that could be taken against the district. However, they held strong in their unanimous decision.
The mandate would apply to both students and staff and comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized the jab for kids ages 5-11. The school district’s decision also goes against doctor recommendations that have said vaccination is necessary in order to “keep our communities safe and our schools open.”
Meanwhile, reports have suggested the board plans on meeting later this month to discuss mask mandates and testing protocols.