NYC could roll back student vaccine mandate in time for prom

The town Division of Schooling’s extracurricular vaccine mandate might quickly be relaxed — simply in time for promenade.

Chancellor David Banks hinted as a lot at a current assembly of a faculty district advisory board.

“I believe there can be another bulletins that can be made within the coming days relating to college students who’re unvaccinated going to the promenade and issues like that,” he told the Upper West Side’s Community Education Council 3 on Wednesday.

“I don’t need anybody to must be restricted as a consequence of vaccination standing,” Banks stated. “We could also be on the opposite facet, now, of this illness.”

He was responding to a query from Helen Qiu, who stated about 27 p.c of scholars within the district weren’t vaccinated and requested whether or not the coverage might be modified.

About 27 percent of students in the district are not vaccinated.
About 27 p.c of scholars within the district are usually not vaccinated.

These college students are at the moment barred from “high-risk” sports activities (together with bowling), plus outings like museum journeys and, after all, promenade.

Vincent Hazan, 17, a senior at Fort Hamilton Excessive Faculty, hopes the principles change so he can take his girlfriend of a little bit over a yr, Elizabeth Oliveri-DiSalvio, 15.

“I solely get one highschool promenade. I’m not going to be with all of my associates for some time after [graduation],” he instructed The Submit. “It’s unfair to her, it’s unfair to me.

"I only get one high school prom," Hazan said.
“I solely get one highschool promenade,” Vincent Hazan stated.
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“It doesn’t make sense that I can go to highschool 5 days per week, seven hours a day, and take part in most after college co-curricular actions, however I can’t do extracurricular actions,” the Eagle Scout stated.

Hazan additionally bristled at Adams’ current exemption of athletes and performers from the employment vaccine mandate.

“It’s unfair that celebrities can do what they need to do — for some purpose it looks as if they’ve a better degree of humanity than we do.”

Proms are typically held in Might. Banks famous the ultimate choice is in Mayor Eric Adams’ fingers.

A Metropolis Corridor rep stated in a press release: “DOE and DOHMH will monitor the numbers and make additional bulletins as we get nearer to promenade season.”

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