The Brookline School Committee has established a mandatory vaccination policy for all staff, requiring them to provide proof of vaccination by November 01, 2021.
The law, which took effect on September 09, 2021, applies to all teachers, on-site vendors, including transportation and food service suppliers, on-site contractors, and volunteers, with limited exceptions for medical or religious reasons. Employees who have been granted an exemption must maintain proof of negative CoViD-19 test results.
“The Public Schools of Brookline (PSB) are committed to providing a safe environment during the CoViD-19 pandemic,” stated the School Committee in a statement. “According to public health experts, vaccination is the leading prevention strategy to combat the CoViD-19 pandemic, reduce hospitalizations and severe disease, and keep members of our school community safe.”
PSB personnel will also be obliged to “keep full vaccination,” which means they must obtain any CDC-recommended booster doses for the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna vaccines within eight (8) weeks of their availability.
The policy took effect immediately for all non-unionized staff and will take effect for unionized personnel whenever the School Committee and the unions reach an agreement.
“Given the urgent need to prevent the spread of the Delta variant, we are hopeful that we will reach agreement quickly,” said the Brookline School Committee.
PSB will offer its third CoViD-19 immunization clinic in the Lincoln School gym on Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 06:30 to 07:30 p.m.
Appointments are available to everyone over the age of 12 by visiting here.