Bethlehem School Board mandates COVID vaccine for teachers, staff

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BETHLEHEM – Teachers and staff with the Bethlehem School District are now required to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

The Board of Education reached the unanimous decision Wednesday night.

Everyone who works in the district must have their first shot by the first day of school, which is next Thursday, September 9.

The district says there are 850 employees, and 88% have been fully vaccinated.

Even with the vaccinations, everyone is required to wear a mask while inside district buildings.