Philly teachers wary of return to classroom without COVID-19 vaccine

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A poll of Philadelphia teachers shows more than two-thirds are concerned about a possible return to classes in school buildings before a COVID-19 vaccine is developed.

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers polled 6,325 union members last week. 

The survey showed that more than 71% favored a hybrid return, with some classes in-person and some classes online, while 73% thought a staggered schedule with students going to school on alternating days would be best.

One wrote: "My classroom was 104 degrees for weeks last year during heat waves. How in the world am I going to wear a mask all day without fainting?"