New CA COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

  • As you may already be aware, today the Governor announced a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for eligible students. Based on current projections, the State anticipates the requirement would apply to grades 7-12 starting on July 1, 2022, but could be as early as January 1, 2022, if full approval for ages 12+ is secured. All K-12 staff will also be required to be vaccinated when the requirement takes effect for students.

    Over the past few weeks, we became aware of several school districts in CA mandating the COVID-19 vaccine; however, we did not anticipate the timing of today’s announcement of a State-wide mandate. Although we are waiting for the State to release additional guidance, the following information is what we have at this time:

    • The mandate applies to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade in public, charter and private schools, and all school employees. 
    • The mandate would go into effect either January 1, 2022, or July 1, 2022, following the Federal Drug Administration’s full approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for each age group. The COVID-19 vaccine requirement will be implemented in two phases: 7-12 grades and K-6 grades. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is fully approved for people 16 and older, and the other vaccines have emergency approval for people 18 and over.
    • The COVID-19 vaccine would be on the roster of 10 other vaccinations, such as polio, mumps, and tetanus, that the State requires students to receive before starting school.
    • Some exemptions may apply.

    We will continue to keep our TUSD community informed as we receive additional information from the State.

    For more information: California Becomes First State in Nation to Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Schools

    Marie Russell
    Chief Communication Coordinator
    Turlock Unified School District

    1 de octubre de 2021

    Estimado Padre / Tutor, 

    Como ya sabrá, hoy el gobernador anunció un nuevo mandato de vacuna COVID-19 para los estudiantes elegibles. Según las proyecciones actuales, el estado anticipa que el requisito se aplicaría a los grados 7-12 a partir del 1 de julio de 2022, pero podría ser tan pronto como el 1 de enero de 2022, si se asegura la aprobación total para mayores de 12 años. También se requerirá que todo el personal de K-12 esté vacunado cuando el requisito entre en vigencia para los estudiantes.

    • El mandato se aplica a todos los estudiantes desde jardín de infantes hasta el grado 12 en escuelas públicas, autónomas y privadas, y a todos los empleados de la escuela.
    • El mandato entraría en vigor el 1 de enero de 2022 o el 1 de julio de 2022, luego de la aprobación total de la vacuna COVID-19 por parte de la Administración Federal de Drogas para cada grupo de edad. El requisito de la vacuna COVID-19 se implementará en dos fases: grados 7-12 y grados K-6. Actualmente, la vacuna Pfizer está totalmente aprobada para personas mayores de 16 años, y las otras vacunas tienen aprobación de emergencia para personas mayores de 12 años.
    • La vacuna COVID-19 estaría en la lista de otras 10 vacunas, como la poliomielitis, las paperas y el tétanos, que el estado requiere que los estudiantes reciban antes de comenzar la escuela.
    • Pueden aplicarse algunas exenciones.

    Continuaremos manteniendo informada a nuestra comunidad de TUSD a medida que recibamos información adicional del estado.

    Para obtener más información: California se convierte en el primer estado de la nación en anunciar los requisitos de la vacuna COVID-19 para las escuelas

    Marie Russell
    Coordinador jefe de comunicación
    Distrito Escolar Unificado de Turlock

COVID-19 Vaccine Staff Information

  • Reminder, send your verification of COVID-19 vaccination to TUSD Human Resources ASAP. Beginning October 11, all unvaccinated employees and those who do not submit their verification will need to test weekly. Send a copy of your vaccine card to vaccineattestation@turlock.k12.ca.us 

    Questions? Call Marie Russell at (209) 667-0632 Ext. 2004 or email mrussell@turlock.k12.ca.us

     

Certification of Vaccination Status Information

FAQs for Staff

  • Do I need to report my vaccination status?

  • What is the face covering policy for TUSD?

  • What is the face covering requirement for students?

  • What is the face covering requirement for parents or members of the public?

  • Will face coverings continue to be provided by the District?

  • What if someone asks if I am vaccinated?

  • Is the Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination Status form confidential?

  • How will the information in the Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination Status form be used?

  • What happens if I do not follow the appropriate policy as it relates to face coverings and vaccination status?

  • What happens if I do not fill out the Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination Status form accurately?

  • If I get vaccinated, will I be able to change my reporting status with the District?

  • How can I get vaccinated?

Mobile Vaccine Clinic Information

  • Save the Date: Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (SCHSA) will be at Turlock High School on October 26 and Pitman High School on November 2 for Mobile Vaccine Clinics from 3:00-6:00 PM in the school cafeterias.

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