CFT supports new ‘vaccinate or test’ policy to keep schools and communities safe

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Contact: Matthew Hardy, 510-703-5291

SACRAMENTO, CA — Following Governor Newsom’s announcement of a new policy requiring that school employees get vaccinated or submit to regular testing beginning October 15, 2021, CFT released the following statement from President Jeff Freitas:

“Overwhelming numbers of CFT members are vaccinated and we are in strong support of Governor Newsom’s vaccine + testing policy. As educators and classified professionals, keeping our schools safe has always been and will always be our top priority. This new policy, along with COVID-19 best practices learned over the past year, such as ventilation, masking, and frequent hand washing, will allow us to safely get back to our classrooms — a top priority for our members and a top priority for students and their families.” 

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CFT — A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals represents 120,000 teachers, faculty, and school employees in public and private schools and colleges, from early childhood through higher education. It is the statewide affiliate of the AFT, AFL-CIO.