President's call for states to give educators their first shot by end of March
The following statement is WEA President Larry Delaney's response to President Biden's March 2 call to states to administer at least one dose of the vaccine to all educators by the end of March as part of his administration’s efforts to reopen more schools across the nation.
“We thank President Biden for taking active steps to ensure adequate vaccine production and distribution to speed up vaccine access for all American adults, and for prioritizing educators. This should bring a huge sense of relief for educators who have been working in-person for weeks or months.
For those locals still working with their districts to ensure the safest possible return to classrooms, this important layer of protection when offered in concert with CDC, the state Department of Health and Labor and Industries safety requirements, should help build trust and confidence for a return to in-person learning.”