By Danielle Chavira

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A letter sent to staff at Aurora Public Schools says they will be required to be vaccinated from COVID-19 for the next school year. Superintendent D. Rico Munn says some exemptions will be allowed under state and federal law.

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“This action is in accord with our belief that the science around COVID-19 and the vaccines is clear and compelling, is in alignment with the guidance received from federal, state, and local public health authorities and supports our goal of returning to full in-person working and learning as soon as possible – and to the fullest extent possible,” Munn stated in the letter.

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The school district says it will need approval of one or more vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for this requirement.

More information about this plan is expected to be released at a later date, the district says.

Danielle Chavira