(As seen on Fox News)
By Oregon Moms Union,
Oregon Moms Union Petitions Oregon Health Authority to Repeal Ban on Unvaccinated Teachers, Staff, and Parents from Schools
Salem, Ore., – Oregon Moms Union, the state’s premiere nonpartisan education advocacy group, filed a petition to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to repeal OAR 333-019-1030. This rule is exacerbating public education staffing shortages by banning qualified teachers, staff, and volunteer parents from classrooms for not being vaccinated.
“The CDC guidance has changed since this rule was implemented and they no longer differentiate between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals,” said MacKensey Pulliam, President and Co-Founder of the Oregon Moms Union. “Parents are asking why this outdated rule is still in effect when we need to prioritize getting teachers the support they need and giving parents the ability to get back into the classroom to get our kids caught up.”
By submitting this petition on behalf of parents and students in this state, the Oregon Moms Union is asking OHA to repeal this outdated rule. There will be a public comment period where OHA will collect public feedback. OMU is asking parents and community members to speak up and tell OHA to repeal this rule when this process is opened.
Oregon Moms Union, formed in early 2021 in the wake of COVID-19 school shutdowns and distance learning, seeks to empower parents to advocate for a student-first K-12 education system. It currently has more than 90 volunteer School District Captains serving in more than 75 school districts. Learn more at www.oregonmomsunion.com.