Beginning today, public school staff members who are not fully vaccinated must submit to weekly testing unless they qualify for a temporary waiver on the basis of having had COVID-19 within the prior 90 days. Please note that educators hired before Sept. 27 who choose weekly testing over vaccination do not have to apply for…
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky today endorsed Pfizer booster shots for those who were vaccinated at least six months ago aged 65 and older, with underlying medical conditions, or at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting—the latter group includes teachers and school staff.
CEA’s efforts to improve air quality in schools got a big boost today as other unions and stakeholder groups joined CEA for a news conference calling on the state to be a funding partner in improving school HVAC systems.
CEA’s comprehensive online workshops on understanding and planning your retirement will cover all issues related to the State Teachers’ Retirement System, such as retirement eligibility, purchasing additional service, how Social Security may be affected, retiree health insurance, and choosing a retirement plan.
A new ad campaign featuring CEA members is on the air and has been highlighted by several media outlets. The campaign underscores educators’ dedication to their students and commitment to ensuring safe, welcoming learning environments.
The state has released new guidance regarding COVID-19 testing requirements, documents that can be used for religious and medical exemptions, and forms to submit for those that have tested positive for COVID recently and want exemption from testing based on their physician’s documentation.
“The health of students, teachers, and staff in our schools depends in large part on the quality of the air they breathe,” CEA Executive Director Donald Williams writes in an opinion piece in the Connecticut Post.