The government said Andrew Kyomo on Monday that he would need to collect and issue teacher immunization data to the state’s municipal bodies.
“I think we need clarity on that matter because opening the school is very important,” Cuomo said. “Opening schools is very important for children, as we know, and has economic consequences.”
The United Federation of Teachers have been keeping a group of members taking and receiving shots through their signup system.
The city also tracks teachers who receive vaccinations through other zodiac signs – but union chief Michael Mulgrey said last month that they were not making the figures.
“We are going to ask local districts how many teachers have been vaccinated,” said Cuomo.
City Hall and the Department of Education did not immediately comment on Cuomo’s order.
“Most people would say that they are sympathetic to what teachers say they want to vaccinate,” commented Cuomo. “Okay, so let’s find out where we are, and get some facts.” So we can set the policy going forward. “
The White House said on Sunday that teacher vaccinations are not necessary to reopen schools.
But Moolgrave has been explicit in encouraging city teachers to take shots.