Engaging and Advancing Community-Centered Teacher Development

New guidance has been provided by the CDC and NCELA on COVID-19 vaccines for teachers, school staff, and childcare workers:

“On March 2, 2021, President Biden challenged all states, territories, and the District of Columbia to ensure every pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade (pre-K through 12) educator and school staff member and every childcare worker can receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by the end of the month of March. The President also directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) federal pharmacy program to prioritize the vaccination of pre-K through 12 educators and staff and childcare workers. The U.S. Department of Education is partnering with CDC to help states meet this challenge.”

The CDC has developed these new resources we hope you will promote among your members:

1. COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for School Settings and Childcare Programs. School and childcare program leaders can use this toolkit to communicate with their staff about COVID-19 vaccination. It provides ready-made materials, including posters, flyers, letters to staff, social media messages, newsletter articles, and stickers to offer staff after they have been vaccinated.

2. Teachers, School Staff, and Childcare Workers: How to Get Vaccinated. This webpage provides staff with the latest information about how to get vaccinated.

3. COVID-19 Vaccination Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions for Teachers, School Staff, and Childcare Workers. This fact sheet provides staff with information about how to get vaccinated and answers questions they may have about the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.