Duval Teachers United


                                                                          We’re in this Together!

September 10, 2021

On September 9, 2021, President Biden addressed the nation regarding his order for Mandatory COVID vaccinations and/or weekly testing for specific groups of people.

The President’s new mandate followed his previous announcement to mandate all federal employees be vaccinated. Yesterday, he addressed his intention to mandate COVID vaccinations and/or weekly testing for groups such as: companies and businesses with more than 100 employees, Federal Contractors, and employees working in Federal Programs.

As the presidential mandate was just announced, there are many questions that need to be answered about exactly who will be impacted. Once the questions are answered and legal guidance provided, an announcement will be made regarding the impact of the mandate on public school districts. Legal direction needs to be provided on whether or not the mandate will impact public school employees, federally funded public school employees, or employees working in federally funded public school programs.

DTU will provide responses to these questions as soon as possible. Please continue to check your DCSB email for updates on this important issue.