.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Washington has been experiencing a COVID-19 case surge. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • All teachers and school staff in Washington State have to be vaccinated
  • The mandate applies to all the staff regardless of the type of school
  • School staff must be vaccinated by October 18 or face possible dismissal

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Washington has more than 68,000 state government employees. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@GovInslee)

  • Governor Jay Inslee announced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate on Monday
  • Affected workers will have until October 18 to get fully vaccinated
  • Employees will be allowed to seek exemptions for religious or medical reasons