Vaccine mandate for Newport Public Schools staff to go into effect Wednesday

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NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE)- All staff at Newport Public Schools will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting on Wednesday.

If staff are not vaccinated, they will be required to show a negative PCR test each week.

Parents were notified in a letter from Superintendent Colleen Burns Jermain last week of the change.

The school department is encouraging anyone who is able to get vaccinated to do so.

The department hopes the change will help to keep learning in person for students and to keep everyone as safe as possible.

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