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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Whitman County keeps the teachers

Vaccine mandate deadline passes


October 28, 2021

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COLFAX - The governor's ultimatum for teachers and school staff to have COVID vaccinations by Oct. 18 has passed and Whitman County didn't lose anyone.

Gov. Jay Inslee required all school employees to be vaccinated against COVID or have their employment terminated. There were terms to grant exemptions to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

Colfax is the largest school district and employs 95 people, according to Superintendent Jerry Pugh. Seventeen employees received exemptions. No employees were terminated or resigned.

Colton School District Superintendent Paul Clark said they...

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