You know where I stand. Here is UFT President Michael Mulgrew's statement:
Educators of NYC chimed in:
Meisha Porter's email:
I hope this summer is treating you well. As summer winds down and we begin to gear up for the 2021-22 school year, I hope you're all getting time to restore before heading into our year of homecoming.
This morning, the Mayor, Commissioner Chokshi and I made an important announcement about health and safety requirements for all DOE employees to ensure we are doing all we can to keep our school communities and colleagues safe. Effective September 27, all DOE employees are required to provide proof that they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Employees who have one dose but who are not fully vaccinated by September 27 will still be expected to update their records when fully vaccinated.
We encourage all staff who have not completed their COVID-19 vaccination to do so as soon as possible. More information about locations where New Yorkers can receive a vaccine for COVID-19 can be found at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call 877-VAX-4-NYC.
In order to provide the DOE your vaccination status, please upload proof of vaccination through the DOE’s Vaccination portal, here: https://vaccine.schools.nyc/.
For more information and updates, visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal page on the DOE InfoHub.
Proof of vaccination can be an image of your vaccination card, NYS Excelsior Pass, or other government record. Submitting this information will support New York City’s pandemic response and recovery efforts, and help ensure that the DOE is a safe place to work for all employees.
The privacy and security of your information will be protected by technical, physical, and administrative safeguards, including encryption. This information will be kept confidential in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. If you encounter technical issues using the Vaccination Portal, please contact the DOE Help Desk by opening a ticket online or calling 718-935-5100.
We will continue to share updates on health and safety policies and protocols for schools as well as borough and central offices leading up to the first day of school. Thank you for all you are doing to keep yourself, your loved ones, your colleagues and the students you serve safe.
Chancellor, New York City Public Schools