No COVID Vaccinationations Required For SD Students This Fall

(Pierre, SD) — South Dakota students will not be required to have COVID-19 vaccinations in order to return to the classroom in the fall. The South Dakota Department of Education and South Dakota Board of Regents released their decision on the issue yesterday, which applies to all students in public schools, universities, and colleges. A Regents spokeswoman says the decision is a board or state legislature matter and will not be left up to each campus. Regents repealed mask mandates on campuses starting on May 10th. Lawmakers made no moves during their last session to require COVID-19 vaccinations for public school, college, and university students. The Department of Education and Department of Health say they aren’t planning to add COVID-19 vaccinations to the list of required vaccinations for school attendance.

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