NYC Schools Vaccine Mandate Now In Effect
NYC Schools chancellor Meisha Ross Porter says less than 4,000 of 48,000 teachers are still unvaccinated.
A COVID-19 vaccine mandate is now in effect for New York City school employees.
The city’s mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that 95% of full-time New York City Public School employees are vaccinated against COVID-19.
The district says it has a strong backup of 9,000 substitute teachers. Employees who have not been vaccinated or granted an exemption will be moved to “leave without pay” status: they have the choice of taking a year of unpaid leave with health insurance or leaving the department of education with severance.
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