Minnesota schools are poised to reopen, but teachers aren't vaccinated
January 14, 2021
ST. PAUL - Teachers from some of Minnesota's largest school districts are voicing concerns about the return to in-person instruction, noting that they have yet to be vaccinated at a time when the COVID-19 virus is still spreading.
St. Paul teachers rallied Tuesday evening, Jan. 12, to urge district leaders to delay the reopening of elementary schools, while Minneapolis educators, nurses and parents said they plan to hold daily news conferences this week to highlight their concerns.
Many of Minnesota's youngest students are set to go back to full classrooms as early as next week, following Gov. Tim Walz guidance last month that allows for elementary schools to reopen regardless of county case rates of the virus.