SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Hundreds of Los Rios Community College workers could soon be fired – and over a thousand students could be suspended – for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Friday was the deadline for students and staff to show proof of vaccination.READ MORE: Buy Now, Pay Later Services May Be Getting Some Americans Deep Into Debt
The district – which encompasses American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges – says 91 percent of students attending in-person classes are in compliance, but that leaves a little over 1,000 who missed the deadline.
As for school staff, Los Rios says 89 percent of both full and part-time workers have shown proof of vaccination or approved exemption. This means, however, a little over 500 are not in compliance.READ MORE: Large Fire Damages Moore's Riverboat Restaurant In Isleton
Unvaccinated students without an exemption are banned from campus and could be suspended – and all the absences they rack up in class will be un-excused, the district says, meaning they could be dropped from their courses.
As for employees, Los Rios officials say they’re subject to discipline up to and including termination.MORE NEWS: Electra Fire: Containment Increases To 10%, Firefighters Working On Strengthening Control Lines
Los Rios says they will follow union contracts in regards to any discipline.