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US school to separate parents by their COVID-19 vaccine status

16:16, 20 November 2021
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Rockville Center School District in Long Island plans to separate the parents of its kids by whether they were vaccinated from COVID-19 or not.


This separation will be intact during various concerts and events organized by the school and its pupils. 

A separate room will be reserved for those who are unvaccinated or those who did receive a vaccine but are not afraid to contact those who didn't. 

According to the school, such measures would limit the spread of the virus and in case a local outbreak appears it would be easier to trace its origin.

It also said that the measles were presented after some parents felt uncomfortable having to engage with those who were not vaccinated.

“We wanted to get as many people in as possible without feeling uncomfortable,” Acting District Superintendent Robert Bartels said in a statement.

Some parents supported the idea while others voiced their opposition and called it “barbaric” as it encourages division between the community.