UPDATED 2:50 PM PT – Friday, August 26, 2022
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the city will have no alternative education options available for unvaccinated students.
During a press conference on Thursday, Bowser admitted that schools in the nation’s capital will not have implement schooling options for students who do not have the jab. This includes no virtual learning option.
Over the past year and a half, we have seen that COVID-19 vaccines work. Because of our collective effort, lives have been saved.
Going forward, we will comply with the Court’s orders, as we continue encouraging our community to access life-saving vaccines.
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/aiGVvPyUG1
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) August 26, 2022
A watchdog group claimed that this move will leave more than 40 percent of black children aged 12-to-17-years-old without an education in the fall. During the press conference, Mayor Bowser was asked how she could justify a rule that would disproportionally impact black students.
— Douglas Blair (@DouglasKBlair) August 15, 2022
Under the mandate, students are required to provide proof of vaccination by the first 20-days of the semester. If students fail to do so they will not be allowed to have access to educational activities.