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California school district will not comply with Newsom’s COVID-19 mandate, willing to accept charges

A California school district announced Wednesday that it will not comply with Governor Gavin Newsom’s pending COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

In a 5-0 vote, the Calaveras Unified School District Board of Trustees decided not to “support, enforce or comply with” the mandate, FOX40 reports.

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The decision came at a meeting on Tuesday and applies to both students and staff. According to CUSD, at a later meeting on Nov. 23, they will discuss and possibly decide on mask mandates and testing protocols.

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The district previously said it was aware of the potential consequences, including loss of funding and “other formal actions”.

The district’s decision not to agree to the mandate comes about a week after U.S. health officials gave final approval for pediatric immunizations for children ages 5 to 11.

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FILE - Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in Oakland, California, on Oct. 27, 2021. Gov. Newsom has changed plans and will not attend the upcoming UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.  Newsom's office quoted: "family obligations" as the reason.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

FILE – Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in Oakland, California, on Oct. 27, 2021. Gov. Newsom has changed plans and will not attend the upcoming UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Newsom’s office cited “family obligations” as the reason. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Doctors at Sutter Health recently said it’s best to get kids vaccinated, and it’s one way to keep kids in school.

“Up to the last week of October, 24% of our weekly rates in the US were children. So vaccination is the way to keep our communities and our schools open,” said Dr. Judith Valero of Sutter Health. “And currently, even our school guidelines say that if a vaccinated child is exposed in school, they can still be in school. So it’s a way of keeping kids in school.”

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Last year, COVID-19-related deaths became one of the top 10 causes of death in children aged 5 to 11.

Fox News contacted Newsom’s office for comment, but received no immediate response.