As the Delta variant surges throughout the world and local community, the Long Beach Unified School District has announced that they will be requiring proof of vaccination or weekly negative COVID-19 tests for all of their employees.
This decision will make LBUSD the largest school system in California to implement this mandate.
In addition, Long Beach has become the largest city in California to require vaccinations or testing for City employees, community college, and state university systems.
As many are eager to have their children return to the classroom, many are wary of the safety of their loved ones. LBUSD relies on the hard work and responsible actions of more than 12,000 teachers and staff members, making this decision pivotal for a significant portion of the community.
Since the City of Long Beach’s announcement two weeks ago, there has been a 40% increase in vaccinations. This spike in vaccinations has gotten the total vaccination rate of the City to a whopping 74% of the population.
As many are eager to have their children return to the classroom, many are wary of the safety of their loved ones.
To learn more about vaccinations and where to get yours, you can visit longbeach.gov.