Three Florida teachers and a teacher aide died of COVID in the Broward County school district in two days.
The four teachers were not vaccinated
NBC 6 in South Florida reported:
The Broward Teachers Union confirmed Thursday that three teachers and a teacher aide have died of COVID-19 in the past two days.
Union president Anna Fusco said those teachers were on summer vacation when they contracted the virus.
His colleagues learned of the sad news Wednesday when teachers returned to the classroom to prepare for the children to attend next week.
Fusco said that at least three of the four were not vaccinated, but that one had recently been cleared by a doctor to receive the vaccine.
The school district just passed a mask mandate, but the teachers were still on summer break
The educators weren’t in school yet. They caught COVID-19 while they were still on summer vacation. The Broward County School District just voted this week to challenge Governor Ron DeSantis and impose a mask mandate, but the decision not to get vaccinated has proven fatal for the now deceased teachers.
Vaccinations should be mandatory for teachers
Any teacher who does not get vaccinated is risking his own life and the well-being of his students. Hopefully, this is a wake-up call for those teachers who have not been vaccinated across the country.
Teachers must be community leaders and part of the solution.
The situation in Florida is dire due to Governor DeSantis’ intentional worsening of the pandemic. Still, the death of Broward educators should also serve as a warning to all unvaccinated teachers as classes resume for the fall.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press group and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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