The reopening of the Kovid-19 transition rate in New York City must be less than 3% for schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday during the city’s daily Kovid-19 news conference.
De Blasio said New York City has been below that threshold for weeks.
When schools reopen, social disturbances as well as face masks will be required, free Kovid-19 tests will be offered, and all staff and students must have the necessary personal protective equipment to work in the classroom, d Blasio said.
Chancellor Richard Carranza of New York City Schools said during the same press conference that teachers would be given to teachers within 24 hours of reopening schools and exam results coming up.
If someone gets sick in the classroom, that information will be transmitted faster, Karranza said.
The goal is to keep the children in the same group as possible and limit movement for students and they stay in touch throughout the day, de Blasio said.
“Everything we do is focused on health and safety,” the mayor said.
If a student or teacher becomes ill, the whole class will have to quarantine for 14 days, Drs. Ted Long said.
He said Long, who runs the NYC Test and Trace Corps, said that each Kovid-19 case would be investigated at a school and schools could be closed for a limited time during the investigation, or they could switch to distance learning, They said.