Vaccine mandated for Loudoun County school employees

Loudoun County Public Schools announced on Friday that all employees must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1.

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Those who have received their first dose will need to provide proof by Oct. 1.

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Anyone who has not provided proof of their first dose must undergo COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis.

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The order arrives as districts prepare for full-time in-person instruction – despite the surge in cases, especially among the unvaccinated.

The Delta variant has accelerated the spread, health officials say.