DC Mayor: Unvaccinated Students ‘Need To Comply,’ Virtual Learning No Longer Available
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is waging war against unvaccinated students.
She announced that students must be vaccinated to attend in person learning. And that there will be no virtual learning offered as an alternative.
During a press conference on Thursday, Bowser was asked by a reporter from the Daily Signal about her plan to accommodate unvaccinated students.
“They can go to school on Monday. But they need to get their vaccinations… and their families will be alerted as to the dates,” she responded.
The dates Bowser was referring to were outlined by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for DC.
Who said that “all students must have up-to-date immunization certification on file with the school within the first 20 school days.”
Students who do not submit their records within those initial days would be denied school entry, on top of unable to access school activities.
Bowser urged during her press conference that families “need to comply” with these vaccination requirements. Because DC is “not offering remote learning for children” in public and private schools.
Students are also required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before the school year begins.
Since that press conference, a DC Superior Judge Maurice Ross ruled that a vaccine mandate for DC employees was unlawful.
According to the judge’s order obtained by The Washington Post:
It is undisputed that the Mayor has a strong interest in combating the spread of Covid-19, however, our system does not permit the Mayor to act unlawfully even in the pursuit of desirable ends.
As The Post Millennial would point out, this ruling came after the DC Police Union filed a lawsuit against Bowser’s vaccine mandate.
The outlet would also highlight that while Bowser may be a leading advocate for COVID-19 precautions, she has routinely been caught violating her own policies.
Now, as Bowser uses children as a bargaining chip for mass vaccinations, it’s clear that the DC Mayor may have gone too far too quickly in her pursuit of jabbing DC residents.
“Had the Mayor just engaged the Union in good faith bargaining, we could have reached a reasonable compromise that protected everyone’s interests,” DC Police Union Chairman Gregg Pemberton said in response to the vaccine mandate ruling.
“Nonetheless, we are pleased that Judge Ross agreed with our arguments and issued this ruling,” he added.
“Now, all of our members can go back to doing the necessary work of trying to protect our communities from crime and violence without unlawful threats of discipline and termination,” he concluded.
The Daily Signal would report that over 40% of black people ages 12-17 are not vaccinated in DC.
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