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UFT statement on New York City vaccination policy

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Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all DOE employees will be required to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 27. 

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:

"Our first priority is keeping our kids safe and the schools open. The city’s teachers have led the way on this issue, with the great majority already vaccinated. While the city is asserting its legal authority to establish this mandate, there are many implementation details, including provisions for medical exceptions, that by law must be negotiated with the UFT and other unions, and if necessary, resolved by arbitration," said Mulgrew.