A federal judge blocks a vaccination order for teachers in New York
Michael Hill – Associated Press
A federal appeals judge has temporarily barred New York City schools from enforcing the immunization requirement for teachers and other workers. A few days before the deadline.
From Monday, workers at the country’s largest school system will be required to provide vaccination certification. But on Friday night, a judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals imposed a temporary injunction to stop the action, following a request by a panel of teachers to reconsider the case.
Department of Education spokesman Daniel Filson said Authorities sought a speedy settlement in court.
“We hope that our vaccine demand will continue to be sustained when all the facts are presented because it provides adequate protection for our students and staff,” Filson said in an email.
Newspaper New York Post The department announced in an email to directors Saturday morning that “they should continue to prepare for the possibility of the vaccine order coming into effect this weekend.”
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in August 148,000 school staff should receive the first dose of the Govt-19 vaccine Before September 27th. This policy includes teachers and other staff such as caretakers and restaurant staff.
This is the first vaccination order in the country without the desire to test a large group of public servants. Also it corresponds to the state level vaccination requirement for hospital and nursing home staff.
Until Friday, 82% of education department employees have already been vaccinated, Including 88% of teachers.
Although most school staff have been vaccinated, unions representing New York City leaders and teachers have warned of the move. Up to 10,000 teachers may be missing In a school system with one million students.
Di Blazio has refused to delay the fulfillment of the requirement, insisting that the city is ready.
“We have been planning for a long time. We have a lot [maestros] Alternatives ready, ”the Democrat said in a radio interview on Friday. “A lot will happen between now and Monday, but beyond that, we are ready, we need thousands, we have thousands,” he added.