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LCPS Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine for All Employees


Loudoun County Public Schools will require the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees by November 1.


Maintaining student health to maximize our ability to provide five days a week of in-person learning is a primary focus of LCPS. Vaccination is an important mitigation measure our team can take, in addition to other mitigation measures, to help keep staff and students learning in-person. 


Staff will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by November 1, 2021. Fully vaccinated staff and those who have received their first dose of the vaccine will provide proof of vaccination by October 1. After October 1, employees that have not provided documentation of full vaccination or partial vaccination status will be required to begin weekly COVID-19 testing and submit results to LCPS. More details on the process will be provided to staff early next week.


Superintendent Scott A. Ziegler’s update to families on August 2 stated, “We realize that our desire for in-person learning is currently being challenged by rising community risk in Loudoun County and the potential impact of the Delta variant on students and our community and we will continue to monitor developing conditions and data.”


Today, Ziegler added, “Ensuring our staff has taken every precaution to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 is an important step to help keep students in the classrooms as much as possible.” 


The safety and health of students and staff is a primary focus of Loudoun County Public Schools. 


Published 8/27/21