A federal appeals panel ruled Monday that New York City's vaccine mandate for adults working in public schools can proceed, reversing a temporary injunction that was issued Friday.
Why it matters: The ruling could clear an avenue for a broader mandate for all city employees, the New York Times notes.
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Flashback: In August, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all Department of Education employees would need at least one dose of the vaccine by Sept. 27.
But last week's injunction prevented the mandate from being enforced until the court reviewed and approved it.
What's next: It's unclear if the city will enforce the vaccine mandate tonight as was originally scheduled or if they will wait until later this week to begin enforcing it, the Times reports.
Union leaders have called on de Blasio to delay the mandate, arguing that schools were not ready to deal with possible staffing shortages as a result of it.
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