A Message from Meridian School District
Dear families, students and staff,
Today, the State Board of Health (SBOH), who determines immunization requirements for students, voted to not require students be vaccinated against COVID-19 for school attendance. This means this fall, immunization requirements for our students will remain unchanged. SBOH supports the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and notes that vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others from severe illness.
We anticipate the current health and safety guidance from the state Department of Health will remain in place next fall. This includes regular cleaning and disinfecting, optional masks, sharing reminders of proper hand hygiene, and physical distancing to the extent possible while ensuring full-time in-person school for all students.
We will likely need to continue to be flexible as we head into the next school year as we have learned the situation with the virus can evolve. We will continue to follow state requirements and guidance so we can continue to provide the safest learning environment possible for students and staff.
At this time, there have not been changes to Governor Inslee’s proclamation requiring school employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. As we receive updates to health and safety guidance from the state, we will continue to keep staff and families informed. Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility.
April 13, 2022