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ImageStaff prepared for the reopening of school at Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy earlier this month.Credit…Gabby Jones for The New York Times
New York City’s vaccine mandate for nearly all adults working in its public schools can proceed as scheduled, a federal appeals panel ruled on Monday, reversing a decision made over the weekend that paused enforcement of the mandate until later this week at the earliest.
Mayor Bill de Blasio had originally ordered well over 150,000 educators and staff in the nation’s largest school system to receive at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by tonight at midnight.
But on Monday evening, he said he would extend the deadline until the end of the day Friday, meaning that the mandate would take effect next Monday morning, Oct. 4.
The leaders of the unions representing city teachers and principals have spent the last week calling on the mayor to delay the…