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By Roger Harnack

State patrol loses troopers over mandate

Most area school districts not affected by order


Last updated 10/21/2021 at 1:34pm

CHENEY – As Gov. Jay Inslee’s get a shot or get fired vaccine mandate deadline passed Monday, Oct. 18, schools, health agencies started reporting the impact.

On Tuesday, the Washington State Patrol was among the first to paint a picture on the separations and terminations stemming from the gubernatorial proclamation requiring all state, education and health care workers to be “fully vaccinated” against the coronavirus, be approved for an exemption or be fired.

A total of 127 employees – including 74 troopers – “have separated from employment,” according to the patrol. The tr...

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