This past Monday, a group of judges from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan stated in a brief that New York City can move forward with its vaccine mandates for all teachers and staff in the nation’s largest public school system after the mandate finally made it through its temporary block.
As stated by CNBC, “After an adverse ruling from a Brooklyn judge, a group of teachers had brought the case to the appeals court, which assigned a three-judge panel to hear oral arguments Wednesday. But the appeals panel issued its order Monday after written arguments were submitted by both sides.”
One lawyer who managed the lawsuit for the teachers and other staff attempting to push back against the insane mandate stated that he and another attorney would be looking at options of taking the issue up to the Supreme Court.
“As of this moment the mandate is in place,” stated attorney Mark Fonte, going on to state that he and a fellow lawyer Louis Gelormino were “dismayed and disappointed by this turn of events.”
Fonte went on to say, “With thousands of teachers not vaccinated the City may regret what it wished for. Our children will be left with no teachers and no security in schools.”
Back in August, Bill de Blasio, the Democratic Mayor of New York City, took a stand with other officials and “announced a new health care mandate requiring all New York City Department of Education [(DOE)] employees to provide proof of first dose of vaccination by September 27th.”
“Keeping our students and staff healthy is our top priority,” stated mayor de Blasio on the subject. “To keep our schools healthy and safe, we are now requiring all Department of Education staff to have at least one dose of the vaccine by September 27. Together, we will create a safe and welcoming school experience for our kids.”
The finally passed vaccine mandate is slated to officially take effect next week and sports a deadline for all employees to be vaccinated taking effect a the end of the on this coming Friday.
As stated by a spokesperson for the DOE, “Vaccinations are our strongest tool in the fight against COVID-19 – this ruling is on the right side of the law and will protect our students and staff.”
They continued on to add, “The mandate will go into effect on Friday end of day so that by Monday, October 4, 100% of educators and staff in our buildings will be vaccinated.”