Starting September 7, all SFUSD employees will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Any employee who is not yet vaccinated will be mandated to test for COVID-19 at least weekly.
SFUSD has sent messages out for the past two weeks requiring staff to report whether or not they are vaccinated (reporting was optional last spring). So far SFUSD has received confirmation of vaccination status from over half its employees. Many educators are just returning to work this week after summer break. The district is giving employees until August 31 to submit vaccination verification.
All staff and students will continue to have access to COVID testing through SFUSD’s partnership with Color.
SFUSD’s vaccine requirement does not apply to students. The district has heavily promoted vaccination opportunities with staff, students and families since the vaccine became available, including partnering with various pharmacies and the SFDPH to host school-based vaccination clinics throughout the spring and summer. The City’s dashboard shows that there is a high level of vaccination among San Francisco’s 12-18 year olds. According to the City’s dashboard, of the estimated 33,938 12-17 year olds in San Francisco, 32,315 have been vaccinated.