L.A. teachers union calls for vaccination mandate for eligible students, stricter quarantines

The Los Angeles teachers union is calling for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all eligible students and stricter quarantine rules while raising some objections to a new district mandate for online instruction when students are in quarantine.

The demand from United Teachers Los Angeles, in a proposal submitted at the bargaining table, calls for students “to achieve full vaccination no later than 12 weeks following the birthday in which they become eligible,” subject to medical and religious exemptions laid out in state and federal law.

The union also is calling for entire classes of younger students to be quarantined when anyone in that class — staff or student — tests positive for a coronavirus infection. Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-08-30/la-teachers-union-calls-for-student-covid-vaccine-mandate?utm_id=36708&sfmc_id=2420175