Maryland Is Vaccinating Remote Public School Teachers Before In-Person Private School Teachers
In Montgomery County, Maryland, the public schools have remained closed since last March while many private schools have decided to open. But the county’s vaccination plan prioritizes public school teachers over employees of private schools.
“[Health officials] also will be working with our school systems, starting with the public schools, to provide opportunities for vaccination for educators and teachers,” Montgomery County Health Officer Travis Gayles said during a press conference, the Washington Examiner reported.
Gayles added that he anticipated “working with nonpublic schools” at some indeterminate point in the future. “All of those things are in the works,” he said.
The Examiner‘s Tim Carney noted that the county’s most recent vaccination guidelines allow public school staff to move to the front of the queue, but say nothing about their counterparts in private education. If this is an honest mistake, it’s one that health officials are in no hurry to clear up: The county did not immediately respond to Reason‘s request for comment.
Vaccinating teachers who are not yet back in their classrooms ahead of teachers who are actually teaching in-person makes little sense. It’s not even clear that public school teachers are receiving
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