Teachers turn to US Supreme Court over NYC vaccine mandate

Jae C. Hong // AP

Teachers opposed to New York City’s vaccine mandate for public school educators and other staff have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking an emergency injunction that would keep it from going into effect.

Posted: Oct 1, 2021 9:42 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - Teachers opposed to New York City’s vaccine mandate for public school educators and other staff have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking an emergency injunction that would keep it from going into effect.

The city has given school employees until 5 p.m. Friday to get at least their first vaccine shot, or face suspension without pay when schools open on Monday.

Lawyers for the teachers had said they would go to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals panel decided on Monday that the nation’s largest school district could go ahead with the mandate. An email was sent to City Hall seeking comment.

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