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A federal appeals judge has blocked a New York City COVID-19 mandate, which goes into effect Monday, from applying to teachers and other staff members of the New York City Department of Education.

Before the judge’s action, it was reported that Department of Education employees who had not yet received their first dose of the vaccine by Monday would be suspended without pay.

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Regarding the ruling, the Department of Education issued the following statement: “We are confident that our vaccine mandate will continue to be met once all the facts have been presented, because that is the level of protection our students and staff deserve. Our current vax The testing mandate remains in effect and we are seeking a speedy resolution from the Circuit Court next week. Over 82 percent of DOE employees have been vaccinated and we continue to urge all employees to get vaccinated by the 27th. of September “.


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