June 30, 2022

A federal judge blocks vaccination order for NYC teachers: Corona virus updates: NPR

A student arrives for the first day class at Brooklyn PS245 Elementary School in New York on September 13th.

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A student arrives for the first day class at Brooklyn PS245 Elementary School in New York on September 13th.

Mark Lennyhan / A.P.

New York – The implementation of New York City schools has been temporarily blocked A vaccine command To teachers and other workers, by a federal appellate judge a few days before it came into force.

The Labor Order for the country’s largest school system goes into effect Monday. But late on Friday, a judge of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a moratorium and recommended the case to a three-judge panel.

Education Department spokesman Daniel Filson said authorities are seeking a speedy settlement in Circuit Court next week.

“We hope that our vaccination order will continue to be confirmed once all the facts have been provided because it provides adequate protection for our students and staff,” Filson said in the email.

He said more than 82% of department staff were vaccinated.

While most school staff have been vaccinated, unions representing New York mayors and teachers have warned that the 1 million student school system could leave a shortage of 10,000 teachers.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio opposed calls to delay the order.