Los Angeles Unified has approved housing for about 1,500 employees seeking medical or religious exemption from the district’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for staff, the district reported on Wednesday, October 20.
Accommodations can include assigning employees to remote work, putting them on temporary leave or having them cut back on their “beneficiary time,” a district spokesperson said in an email.
According to the district, approximately 175 of the approved accommodations were based on a health condition or disability, while approximately 1,325 accommodations were based on sincere religious belief.
About 600 employees, or 40%, have been assigned to remote work through the district’s online independent study program.
The neighborhood continues to receive requests for accommodation.
âWhile we are committed to working closely with our employees to find reasonable accommodation available, some may not be able to be accommodated due to the nature of their position, the duties required and the operational needs of the district to serve our student body. “, read the email.
The mandate to vaccinate LAUSD staff went into effect on Monday. On Tuesday, the district reported that 97% of its roughly 73,000 employees had received at least one injection of the COVID-19 vaccine or had been granted housing.