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COVID-19 exemption for teachers in New York, extension of principal

The Ministry of Education has extended the COVID-19 medical exemption for staff for the rest of the school year.

Accommodation was given to approximately 35,000 DOE employees on Thursday, allowing them to work remotely.

This figure includes 20,000 city teachers. This represents approximately 27 percent of the total workforce of educators in the country’s largest school system.

In addition, 200 mayors have been asked not to work in the school building this year and have been granted permission.

The exemption given to staff at home with virus-sensitive staff and endangered families was originally scheduled to expire in December.

However, a DOE HR representative sent an email the day after Mayor Bill de Blasio closed the school, informing staff that arrangements would be extended.

“Please note that this property, including its expiration date, is subject to further DOE reviews and changes in accordance with applicable federal, state, and city policies,” the email said.

This week, after the city reached the 3% infection rate closure threshold, the entire DOE system moved to a remote-only format.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he hopes that direct learning will resume in the near future.

Approximately 335,000 children are enrolled in an interrupted mixed format in the city, alternating between classrooms and distance learning.

COVID-19 exemption for teachers in New York, extension of principal

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