Deadline nears for NJ teachers to get vaccine or undergo regular COVID testing
Teachers in New Jersey have one week to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or else they must submit to a regular testing schedule.
The deadline for the vaccination is next Monday, Oct. 18 for all part-and full-time employees of public, private, and parochial preschool programs and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools.
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• Educational support professionals.
• Individuals providing food, custodial, and administrative support services.
• Substitute teachers, whether employed directly by a school or otherwise contracted.
• Contractors, providers, and any other individuals performing work in a school whose job duties require them to make regular visits, including volunteers.
Dr. Anthony Fauci weighed in on the subject over the weekend.
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Those who do not get vaccinated will be required to be tested at least once or twice weekly, and an employer can require more than two tests per week if they choose. Rapid tests will not be accepted, according to the New Jersey Education Association.
All part and full-time employees at child care facilities have a vaccination deadline of Nov. 1.
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