Clear Lake Schools implement staff vaccine mandate

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(ABC 6 News) – The Clear Lake Community School District has decided to instate a vaccine mandate for all district staff.

Clear Lake says most school districts in Iowa were told they’d need vaccine mandates for staff because the district employs more than 100 people which comes from Biden’s nationwide vaccine mandate for businesses.

Whether we agree with these things or not, at the end of the day for us, I believe here, our number one responsibility is to educate kids. I believe the best way to do that is to have our kids in school and so we’re going to do everything we possibly can to keep our students and staff safe and educated," Superintendent of Clear Lake Community Schools, Doug Gee, said.

Gee says starting Monday, unvaccinated staff will have to wear a mask indoors at all times, and starting Feb. 9, unvaccinated staff will have to take a COVID-19 test every seven days.