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School Year 2021-22 FAQ

The UFT has compiled answers to our members' most frequently-asked questions about the upcoming 2021-22 school year. We will continue to update this page as more information and guidance is determin

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COVID-19 Absences

Information on time off for receiving the vaccine and side effects, when quarantining, testing positive and the care of others. 

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Safety at schools

Learn more about building safety, ventilation, health screenings, testing and masking requirements. 

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Remote instruction

Creating digital classrooms, teaching remotely when students are required to quarantine, office hours and compensation

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Teacher evaluation

Answers on the teacher evaluation agreement for the 2021-22 school year

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Vaccine Mandate & Exemptions

Requirements for being vaccinated, applying for medical accommodations and/or medical or religious exemptions, unpaid leaves and severance options.

Source URL: https://www.uft.org/your-rights/safety-health/environmental-health-and-safety/disease-information/coronavirus-hub/school-year-2021-22-faq