On Friday, the Prince George’s County school system announced a series of new policies regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and testing.
The new policies, which go into effect the week of September 20, include:
- Random COVID-19 pool testing of students will be conducted regardless of any symptoms or vaccination status (guardians must provide consent prior to testing). 10% of students with consent forms on file will be tested.
- Proof of vaccination will be required for students 12 and older who participate in sports.
- Unvaccinated students will be required to undergo weekly testing beginning the week of October 18.
Notably, the school system had already instituted a policy that required teachers and staff to show proof of vaccination or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing; that policy went into effect today.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 plans and schooling, visit Prince George’s County Public Schools’ website.