Dear Friends in Christ:
There is no mandate regarding student COVID-19 vaccinations being enforced at this time in our Catholic parochial schools. With prudent public safety protocols, we have been able to limit the spread of this virus in our communities.
The State Administration’s plan to add the COVID-19 vaccination to the list of mandatory vaccinations for students to enter public or private schools in the state, as currently proposed, would be contingent on full FDA approval of the vaccine for children and would need to allow for both a medical and personal belief exemption. Personal or medical exemptions included in the regulations for the COVID-19 vaccination will be honored at Catholic parochial schools in the Diocese of Sacramento.