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Governor orders teachers to put on masks

Those who don't comply could lose their jobs


Last updated 8/26/2021 at 10:23am


Gov. Jay Inslee announces a new mask-wearing mandate for teachers.

Edmonds School District educators, school staff, coaches, bus drivers, school volunteers and others working in school facilities will have until Oct. 18 to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

Gov. Jay Inslee on Aug. 18 announced the 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 Umair...

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