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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. 

COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Mandate & Exemptions

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

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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