PHILADELPHIA—"We continue to look forward to a full reopening of in person instruction in the fall. From a cursory review of the new CDC guidance, the PFT is encouraged that the guidance not only recognizes the importance of local decision making but also recognizes the importance of continued mitigation measures. These measures include but are not limited to adequate ventilation, testing, and mask use for unvaccinated individuals.
"This union remains committed to ensuring a full, five day a week, in person program for all of our young people. And we are committed to ensuring that it is done in a safe way. We urge continued efforts towards increased vaccination rates and will certainly continue our efforts to spread the word about the importance of the vaccine as the most effective way of stopping the spread of COVID19."