The letter urges abandonment of premature efforts by the California Department of Education and the Los Angeles Unified School District to mandate these tests and force vaccination on students and employees as a requirement to return to campus once lockdown measures are lifted.
The 19-page letter calls attention to laws that forbid any mandated vaccines or tests that are approved for emergency use would violate federal and state laws. Furthermore, use of these medical interventions requires informed consent.
The CHD letter warns "any establishment of such a requirement will expose public schools to legal liability." The letter goes on to say: "We may have no recourse but to take legal action," noting that CHD has already initiated litigation against coerced PCR testing as a condition for in-person learning in New York City.