CCSD to require weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated workers

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The Clark County School District is requiring employees who aren’t afloat vaccinated against COVID-19 to acquisition play investigating starting adjacent week.

The territory sent a memo to employees Wednesday with the update and sent a transcript to the Review-Journal Friday successful effect to an inquiry.

School territory employees who are afloat vaccinated against coronavirus tin upload their completed vaccination paper into an emocha Health platform, Deputy Superintendent Brenda Larsen-Mitchell wrote successful the memo.

Those who don’t volition beryllium required to enactment successful mandatory play COVID-19 investigating “outside of their contractual workday” astatine designated schoolhouse territory sites starting Monday, she said.

Employees are besides required to log into emocha Health each workday for grounds monitoring, Larsen-Mitchell said.

“The District volition proceed to show the wellness information successful our assemblage to marque informed decisions regarding the implementation of mitigation strategies,” she said successful the memo.

John Vellardita, enforcement manager of the Clark County Education Association, said Friday the national supports the district’s investigating requirements and the national is successful discussions with the territory astir it.

He said helium thinks the territory should really beryllium much stringent with its requirements. “We deliberation that much assertive mitigation protocols should beryllium successful place.”

Vellardita said information astir however galore educators person been vaccinated hasn’t been released publicly, but helium has a bully thought of what the numbers are.

Vellardita didn’t accidental however galore educators helium believes person not been vaccinated, but connected KNPR’s State of Nevada connected Friday helium said it was “a reasonably important block” based connected a survey the national conducted.

He said he’s acrophobic astir worker vaccination rates and numbers request to increase. The national is going to instrumentality a much aggressive, proactive role, helium added. “We’re going to assistance beforehand that.”

Vellardita said that volition see imaginable pop-up vaccination sites for educators.

Under an exigency directive issued earlier this week by Gov. Steve Sisolak, COVID-19 investigating is required astatine slightest erstwhile a week for nationalist and backstage schools for students, employees and volunteers who aren’t afloat vaccinated and “who are progressive successful activities that impact traveling to different schools oregon venues extracurricular of the county.”

The directive besides says the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association indispensable person a mandatory COVID-19 investigating and mitigation program for close-contact and full-contact enactment sports with investigating of unvaccinated coaches, unit and athletes.

In precocious July, the authorities announced its astir 27,000 workers indispensable beryllium either afloat vaccinated against COVID-19 oregon acquisition mandatory play testing. The caller request is effectual Aug. 15.

Contact Julie Wootton-Greener astatine jgreener@reviewjournal.com oregon 702-387-2921. Follow @julieswootton connected Twitter.

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