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The current COVID-19 vaccine mandate for teachers and other school employees.

Vaccine rates for Connecticut school employees rise to 90%

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor December 13, 2021

90% of school employees in Connecticut are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Nov. 22, while Westport Public School employees have a vaccination rate of more than 95%, according to the Connecticut...

Chrissy Toeplitz’s kids, Henry (6) and Paige (9), received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Staples High School clinic on Nov. 13.

Vaccination clinic for ages 5-11 nurtures excitement for second dose

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor November 24, 2021

Needles. Blood. Tears. Band-Aids. Usually, this is the standard protocol for young kids receiving a shot. Children are begrudgingly dragged into the dreaded doctor’s office, sick with anticipation for...

Westport children Penny and Jack Smith received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. They have just become eligible.

Westport parents remain hesitant about vaccinating their younger kids

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager November 23, 2021

There are 194 million people fully vaccinated in the US helping to combat COVID-19 and lessening the impacts of the pandemic. Although this number may seem like a substantial number of Americans, this...

Sophie Spheeris ’23 and Finley Cohen ’23 take a mask break during their math period, second to last period on Friday.

Vaccinated students become more relaxed with mask wearing

Karlie Saed '23, Photostory Editor October 21, 2021

“Pull up your mask” is a term students hear on a daily basis throughout their school day. The majority of the Staples student and teacher population of the school is vaccinated, so some students feel...

Restaurants in Connecticut are now able to dine at full capacity, which has allowed for a resurgence in popular Westport dining spots such as the Spotted Horse in downtown Westport.

Restrictions ease as Connecticut prepares for new phase

Amanda Rowan ’22, Photostory editor May 12, 2021

Outdoor dining restrictions have eased in Connecticut, and many Westport restaurants followed suit, as of May 1. Governor Ned Lamont announced that the state will now allow individuals to be served at...

Sophie Spheeris ’23 stands in front of a sign after receiving her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, only a couple of weeks after it opened up for 16 years and older.

CDC eases mask guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals

Karlie Saed ’23, Web Features Editor May 4, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated new guidelines for individuals who have received both of their COVID-19 vaccinations. As of April 27, those who have received both shots are...

Westport teachers’ vaccination dates have been moved later in the week in order to ensure that they will not be missing school days due to side effects.

Moving vaccine clinic dates allows teachers to be attentive at school

Julia Leitner ’23, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Superintendent Thomas Scarice announced the decision to move Covid-19 vaccination clinic dates for teachers from Wednesdays to Thursdays on March 17. This was done to prepare for side effects that may...

Governor Ned Lamont speaks at a press conference regarding COVID-19. The updated approach announced Monday will be age-based and allow exceptions for educators and childcare providers.

Governor Lamont enacts age-based vaccination approach

Lauren Hassell ’22, Web Features Editor February 26, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont announced an updated COVID-19 vaccination approach based on age to start March 1 for the state of Connecticut on Feb. 22. The reconfigured approach will include exceptions for educators...

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