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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Vaccine mandate hasn't affected school districts

Teachers, staff, state employees have until Oct. 18


October 14, 2021

David Gibb

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COLFAX - Not all school superintendents want to talk about the effect of Gov. Jay Inslee's mandate for teachers and staff to be vaccinated or fired.

Many pundits in state and national media predicted losses of employees for declining a vaccine to be up to 30% of teachers, Washington State Patrol troopers, hospitals staff, and other state employees.

The deadline is Oct. 18 for all school districts' employees to have both shots of a COVID vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption. If they don't or decline, they lose their job.

To meet the deadline, unvaccinated people needed their...

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