Phoenix Union High School District announced this week they will require all staff and students to be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19 in order to participate in sports and other extra-curricular activities.
According to a release from Phoenix Union High School District on Thursday, coaches, staff, volunteers and students must show proof of vaccination by Monday, November 1, or commit to weekly testing to participate. All winter sports will be subject to this requirement.
Individuals who get vaccinated at a later date will not have to test weekly once they present their completed vaccination card.
“PXU’s promise to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, and families is unchanged.” Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson said. “We remain fully committed to what we call the Uninterrupted A’s: academics, athletics, arts, and activities. Requiring participants to be vaccinated or test weekly will help avoid COVID-shortened seasons and reduce spread during in-person learning when students return from their practices and competitions.”