Bill de Blasio on Morning Joe says 90% of DOE employees are vaccinated with at least one dose, 93% of teachers, and 98% of principals. He adds that mandates work. 83% of adults have had at least one dose in NYC according to the mayor. He is asked about shortages for next week when the mandate that sends unvaccinated school employees on involuntary leave policy goes into effect and he answers that we have thousands of thousands of qualified substitutes who are ready to go.
The hosts don't press him on COVID-19 cases in schools.
The information from the NYC Situation Room:
- A grey dot indicates a member of the school community has tested positive but the school community was not exposed.
- A blue dot indicates one or more classrooms closed in a school.
- An orange dot indicates one or more classrooms are partially quarantined in a school.
- A purple dot indicates a school has one or more non-classroom quarantines.
- A yellow dot indicates a school has multiple cases under investigation.
- A red dot indicates a school that has transitioned to fully remote for 10 days.