Are BISD staff members required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19?

In mid-August, Governor Jay Inslee announced a new directive legally requiring all K-12 school district employees to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, 2021. There are options for employees to request a medical or religious exemption.

Medical privacy laws prevent BISD from disclosing the vaccination status of our staff. 

Vaccines are one layer of protection (along with mask-wearing, hand hygiene, physical distancing) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.