Cincinnati colleges require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

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CINCINNATI (AP) – One of Ohio’s largest school districts requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Cincinnati Board of Education made the decision on Monday evening. Employees who are not given a vaccine must be tested weekly.

There are approximately 6,500 full-time and part-time employees serving 36,000 students in the district, the third largest in Ohio. It is the first major district to approve a vaccination mandate.

According to the policy, district employees must submit a vaccination certificate or medical or religious exemption application by October 1. They may also need to provide evidence of the second dose of the vaccine by November 1st.