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Safety continues to be the priority for California educators who have spent the last two years confronting COVID’s challenges. Find COVID-19 updates for educators below.

State Moves Deadline for Vaccine Requirement in Schools

April 14, 2022: The start date for the vaccine requirement in schools will be no sooner than July 1, 2023. Read the statement from the California Department of Public Health.

Masking in Schools

Vaccination and Boosters

We must continue to enforce safety protocols in schools and remember that vaccines and boosters are the most effective layers of protection against being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19. The CDC recommends all eligible children and teens get vaccinated.

It’s vital that every eligible person get the vaccine and booster to prevent their own serious illness and to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Your Well-Being

Making wellness an integral part of our lifestyle — particularly in the face of pandemic-related stress — is an active process. Explore our wellness resources for educators.


Nov. 18, 2021: Teachers can deduct out-of-pocket classroom expenses including COVID-19 protective items


Be sure to join our Facebook group CTA Teaching, Learning and Life During COVID-19, a space to support each other and our students, and to share resources, ideas, feelings, stories, laughs and memes.

We are trying to answer questions that come through social media, email and other means. But please note that your best resource for assistance with local issues regarding district directives, leave questions, etc. is your local CTA chapter and CTA primary contact staff.