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NYC Prepared In Case Teacher Shortage When Vaccine Mandate Kicks In


New York City’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for teachers and school staff goes into effect Monday. Mayor de Blasio says the overwhelming majority of Department of Education officials are vaccinated.

“Relatively few requests for medical or religious exemption. Each of those gets reviewed individually. Some of those will get approved. Some won’t.”

He says certified subs and central staff are ready for Monday in case there are a high number of call outs. As for those who don’t get the vaccine and are not granted an exemption.

“The consequences were made really clear by arbitration. In shorter order, they are not going to be getting a paycheck.”

A judge had put a temporary hold on the mandate but has since allowed the mandate to move forward.