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Eagle Point School District releases vaccine data

Nearly three quarters of the Eagle Point School District No. 9’s staff, including coaches, are fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

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Just over a quarter of the staff were approved for an exemption for medical or non-medical reasons.

One employee chose to retire due to the requirement, one is on unpaid leave and another is in the termination process, the district said.

Eagle Point School District has 498 employees, including coaches — who don’t work during the school day. All but 19 of them do work during that time.

There are 373 fully vaccinated employees and 125 who sought and were approved for an exemption.

That information reflected the totals as of Oct. 19, one day after Gov. Kate Brown’s deadline according to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate she established over the summer. The mandate says that after Oct. 18, no school staff member, contractor or volunteer may be part of any educational service without showing proof of vaccination or approval of an exemption.

“We are pleased to say we've maintained a strong team who have worked hard to complete the necessary steps to be in compliance with the vaccine mandate and who continue to support in-person learning for our students,” Dean MacInnis, communications supervisor for the district, wrote in a Friday email to the Mail Tribune.

The Medford School Districts and other schools throughout Rogue Valley posted their vaccination totals earlier in the week, on or before Oct. 18. Many were at or near full compliance.