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Inslee: Mask up, teachers

Inslee announces educator vaccination requirement and statewide indoor mask mandate


Last updated 8/21/2021 at 8:31am

Governor's office

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters while announcing his vaccination and indoor-mask requirements.

Gov. Jay Inslee today, Aug. 18, announced a vaccination requirement for employees working in K-12, most child-care and early learning, and higher education, as well as an expansion of the statewide mask mandate to all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.

The governor was joined for the announcement by Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and Secretary of Health Dr. Umair A. Shah.

Educator vaccine requirement

K -12 educators, school staff, coaches, bus drivers, school volunteers and others working in school facilities will have until Oct....

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