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Apple Valley Town Council considers opposition to California’s COVID-19 mandates

The city council will consider supporting the Apple Valley Unified School District's October resolution opposing COVID-19-related mandates for students, teachers and other school staff in California.

The city council is scheduled this week to consider backing the Apple Valley Unified School District (AVUSD) resolution opposing state mandates related to COVID-19.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, according to the agenda documents, the city council could also determine that they are not empowered to take action or direct staff in alternative directions.

At a special meeting in October, AVUSD’s Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution stating that the district would not implement vaccination requirements for students or staff if imposed by local health officials or the California Department of Public Health ( CDPH).

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the health department on Oct. 1 to demand a COVID-19 vaccination for all K-12 students. The requirement will go into effect upon full FDA approval of that grade, either Jan. 1 or July 1, state officials said.