Judge Temporarily Blocks Vaccination Mandate for New York City Public School Employees
On Friday, a temporary injunction was granted by a judge in the U.S. 2nd Court of Appeals just three days before the warrant went into effect. Now a panel of three judges is reviewing the case.
“We are confident that our vaccine mandate will continue to be met once all the facts have been presented, as this is the level of protection that our students and staff deserve,” the ministry spokesperson wrote. Education, Danielle Filson in an email, by NPR.
Filson shared that more than 82% of the department’s employees have been vaccinated, but unions have warned that the mandate could deprive the school system of 10,000 teachers, cafeteria workers, school officials and others not coming. at school. Schools worked to replace teachers in order to meet the deadline of midnight Monday, ABC 7 reports.
“The central staff has thousands of certified educators who could take on different roles if needed,” said Mayor Bill De Blasio. “Then they will be ready. But the reality we are seeing right now is that we believe the overwhelming majority of our educators and staff will be there on Monday. “
The news comes after a New York State Supreme Court judge last week ruled the city can go ahead with the warrant, while a Brooklyn judge denied an injunction.
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