Monday evening, Governor Cuomo’s office posted Executive Order 202.95, his ninety-eighth Executive Order during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Executive Order 202.95, dated February 22, 2021, continues the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 for thirty days until March 24, 2021. Executive Order 202.95 also issued certain new directives set forth below. Executive Order 202.95 is effective from February 22, 2021 through March 24, 2021. A copy of Executive Order 202.95 can be found here.
- A teacher employed by a P-12 school (public or non-public) or school district must report that they have received a COVID-19 vaccination to their employing school or school district upon request of the district for purposes of Department of Health reporting only. Nothing contained within this directive shall be read as requiring any teacher to receive the COVID-19 vaccination; and
- Commencing Wednesday February 24, 2021 and every Friday thereafter, every school and school district shall report to the Department of Health, on a weekly basis, in a form and manner to be determined by the Department, the number of completed COVID-19 vaccinations reported in the prior week, as well as the number and percentage of teachers instructing students in-person during the prior week. Such weekly report shall include any other data elements as the Commissioner of Health determines to be appropriate to track in-person instruction in such schools and school districts.