Los Rios Colleges Say 89% of Staff, 91% of Students Met COVID Vaccine Deadline – CBS Sacramento
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Hundreds of workers at Los Rios Community College could soon be made redundant – and more than a thousand students could be suspended – for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Friday was the deadline for students and staff to show proof of vaccination.
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The district – which encompasses American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges – says 91% of students taking in-person classes are in compliance, but that leaves just over 1,000 who missed the deadline .
As for school staff, Los Rios says 89% of full-time and part-time workers have presented proof of vaccination or an approved exemption. This does mean, however, that just over 500 are not in compliance.
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Students not vaccinated without exemptions are banned from campus and could be suspended – and any absences they rack up in class will not be excused, according to the district, which means they could be removed from their classes.
As for employees, Los Rios officials say they face disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
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Los Rios says they will abide by union contracts regarding any discipline.