New York City kids go back to school

The nation’s largest school district is opening classroom doors for students in elementary schools, as well as continuing to provide an online option amid an epidemic of coronavirus virus.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has emphasized the return of in-school students to the city’s 1.1 million students and 75,000 teachers, but the new school year has been delayed several times amid disputes with unions.

Last week, some children with preschool and special needs were given permission to return to the buildings, and Thursday is scheduled to bring back person-teaching to middle and high schools.

According to the Department of Education, employees of at least 150 New York City school buildings have tested positive for Kovid-19.

“When we continue to navigate the realities of an epidemic, there will be positive cases – we are putting people’s health above everything else by identifying and isolating positive cases to prevent further transmission,” a Doe spokesman Miranda Barbot said.

“Starting in October, monthly randomized testing will be mandatory in all schools to reduce transmission and to keep our communities safe.”

School buildings with employee transitions include elementary education centers that are independent, community-based organizations that partner with the city’s Department of Education to provide a full-day, high-quality ex-Kashmir, a city official said Previously told CNN.

Worries over outbreaks

New York has a lot of attention, not only directly from affected families, but because America’s largest school districts opted for a completely online experience to start the school year.

Map: Where Schools Are Reopening in America
The city’s Department of Education says that all people entering schools must complete screening, buildings will have upgraded ventilation and will be reintegrated for more disturbances. There are also protocols for closing the classroom or in more areas one should test positive for coronavirus.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio competes with a welcome elbow in Queens with an ex-K student.  Meyer insisted on resuming in-person tuition in schools.

The overall rate of positive covariance tests in New York City is about 1%, but outbreaks in Brooklyn and Queens are making positivity rates in some neighborhoods up to 17%.

Andrew Cuomo of the New York government said on Monday that the state would make 200 rapid-testing machines available in areas where clusters of the virus have been identified and requested to request schools if needed.

“We’re going to get daily test numbers, so we’ll be able to tell on a day-to-day basis exactly what the test is going to be with both teachers and pupils in NYC schools,” he said.

“We will work judiciously on the basis of numbers, but I worry about the union of principals and we are watching the numbers closely.”

On Sunday, the Association of Principals and School Administrators of New York City announced a no-confidence vote in De Blasio and Chancellor of Schools and called on the state’s Department of Education to intervene.

Cuomo said that the state would take action if needed.

“Now what we’re seeing with this Brooklyn cluster, we’ll have to get to the bottom of it. But data is the key and we’ll work on data.”

Mirna Alsharif of CNN contributed to this report.


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