Below is a statement from New York State United Teachers opposing vaccine mandates for k-12 staff.
“We have advocated since the beginning of the year that any educator who wants a vaccine should have easy access to one. We would support local efforts to encourage more vaccinations, such as through programs that require that those who are not vaccinated get tested on a regular basis. But it’s critical that districts come up with plans to make testing available on-site and at no cost. What we have not supported is a vaccine mandate.”
The UFT last week supported Mayor de Blasio's vaccinate or be tested weekly policy for city employees, including teachers.
Maybe we will get a coherent policy from Michael "We've reached herd immunity" Mulgrew at this afternoon's UFT town hall. We will try to live blog.