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School Year 2020-21 FAQ

The UFT has compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from members about their safety, rights and benefits during the 2020-21 school year. Information about the 2021-22 school year will be included as soon as new policies are available. 

COVID-19 vaccine


Details about the COVID-19 vaccines and their safety

Person Wearing PPE


Answers about supplies and building safety

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Testing & Tracing

Information about COVID-19 testing, policies, and procedures

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Instructional Issues

Clarification of teaching roles and responsibilities

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Answers to questions about COVID-related leaves, attendance and timekeeping.

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Instructional guidance and materials for the 2020-21 school year
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Students with Disabilities

Questions answered regarding special education concerns
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Paraprofessionals FAQ

Roles and responsibilities for paraprofessionals this school year

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Additional Questions

More information related to the 2020-21 school year