Can schools require teachers to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Probably, but most aren't – yet.
February 23, 2021
The Osborn School District in Phoenix is urging its teachers to get COVID-19 vaccines, even offering information on where to get the shots on designated workdays.
About 90% of the pre-K-8 district's staff have gotten at least their first dose, school officials say. Osborn, which has been virtual all year, plans to return to in-person instruction in March.
But what about the 10% of employees who haven't gotten the vaccine? Can the district require them to? Osborn's board members have discussed it, but there's a number of reasons why districts probably won't be requiring COVID-19 vaccines for employees anytime soon.