The COVID Vaccine
The COVID Vaccine is available to anyone 12 years of age and older.
Staff, Volunteers, Contractors:
Effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021, all OUSD staff, contractors, and volunteers (including remote workers) will be required to be fully vaccinated, or alternatively, get at a COVID test at least once a week. Staff who are not yet vaccinated, or have yet to upload their proof of vaccination (even if they have previously self-attested), have until Friday, August 27 to upload their proof of vaccination.
Students and Other Adults:
UPDATE: During the September 22, 2021 OUSD Board of Education meeting, the Directors voted 5-1 with one abstention in favor of a vaccine requirement for all students 12 years old and up. Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell and her team will now work out the logistics of how and when the requirement will take effect, as directed by the resolution. The District will create a plan and present it to the Board by October, so they are aware of how it will happen. Superintendent Johnson-Trammell indicated the requirement would likely go into effect no earlier than January 1, 2022, so as to be less disruptive during the middle of the fall semester, and to give students time to get their required vaccination, if not before, then during winter break.
We plan to work with Alameda County and community clinics to set up vaccine pop-ups during secondary school registration events in priority zip codes/census tracts, or at schools where a significant number of students live in these zip codes/census tracts.
- Click here to watch the OUSD video about vaccines (available in multiple languages)
- Click the image below for a video about the vaccine and variants from Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Monica Gandhi.