A Federal Judge Blocks A Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers



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A student arrives for the first day of class at Brooklyn’s PS 245 elementary school in New York on Sept. 13.

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Department of Education spokesperson Danielle Filson said officials are seeking a speedy resolution by the circuit court next week.

«We’re confident our vaccine mandate will continue to be upheld once all the facts have been presented, because that is the level of protection our students and staff deserve,» Filson said in an email.


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She said more than 82% of department employees have been vaccinated.

While most school workers have been vaccinated, unions representing New York City principals and teachers warned that could still leave the 1 million student school system short of as many as 10,000 teachers, along with other staffers, such as cafeteria workers and school police officers.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has resisted calls to delay the mandate.

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