Montclair Launches Initiative To Vaccinate Teachers

After a back-to-school battle in Montclair, there's a new initiative to get teachers vaccinated against COVID.

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- After a back-to-school battle in Montclair, New Jersey, there was a new initiative to get teachers vaccinated against COVID.

The town announced a partnership with Mountainside Medical Center to start providing vaccines to teachers. In January, the teachers' union said members would not return to classrooms, saying older school buildings were not safe. Learning has remained remote.

SEAN SPILLER: There's a plan in place to vaccinate up to 80 educators per week starting next week and get our educators vaccinated and back to safe in-person instruction as soon as possible.

PETAL ROBINSON: We're able to ensure another level of safety for not just our educators, but for our children and our community.

- The school district had said that buildings met state health and safety standards.