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Philadelphia Plans to Reopen Schools and Vaccinate Teachers

February 9th, 2021

The Coronavirus has affected teachers and students across the country. Now that the United States is distributing the COVID-19 vaccine, teachers are concerned about the transition to in-person instruction. A mediator will soon be deciding if Philadelphia teachers must return to their classrooms despite safety concerns. Teachers and staff have been protesting outside of their school buildings due to the fear that the school’s ventilation systems are not sufficient in handling the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Teachers want to work in a safe teaching environment and fear for their health and safety if they come back to the classroom too soon. Superintendent William Hite has suggested that students who have been learning remotely can come back to the classroom under an optional hybrid model. He also stated that the cleaning and sanitation operations will be improved, along with the ventilation problems.

Employees of the Samuel Gompers Elementary School in Philadelphia have expressed concern and hesitation about reopening due to the lack of a comprehensive vaccine plan and problematic ventilation systems. Mayor Jim Kenney has stated that Philadelphia plans to start vaccinating teachers and other school staff in late February. Employment discrimination is a problem that arises with this type of announcement. Many people may refuse the vaccine for health or religious reasons or may not feel comfortable returning to in-person work. If this is the case with any Philadelphia teacher, they may have an employment discrimination case.

If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 virus vaccine and returning to work, contact the Philadelphia employment discrimination lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. for more information. Our team of skilled attorneys will ensure your rights are protected and upheld when you are required to return to work. Contact us online today or at 215-569-1999. Located in Philadelphia and Pennsauken, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and South Jersey.

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