The planned smooth sailing school opening in New York City on Monday did not go as planned.
This scenario developed as the Department of Education’s health screening website appeared to be down.
Sources said the website with the health screening that teachers and students are required to complete daily before entering schools wasn’t loading, or was very slow, just before the official start of the school day.
Despite the technical glitch the school opening still proceeded as planned.
Based on the NYC data some two-thirds of students aged 12 to 17 have already been vaccinated.
To ensure that teachers are COVID-19 free they are required to be vaccinated — and they have been given until Sept. 27 to get their first dose.
The directive to vaccinate all NYC teachers is facing some challenges as 36,000 Department of Education workers — including more than 15,000 teachers remaining unvaccinated as of last week.
Among the protocols the city is enforcing for the reopening include mandatory masks for students and staffers, 3-feet social distancing, and upgraded ventilation systems.