NYC to Open School Year With Remote and Classroom Teaching

Jul 31, 2020

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New York City officials are planning on a combination of classroom and remote learning to start the school year.

The city is submitting its plans to the state on how schools will operate during the pandemic.

Mayor de Blasio says school buildings will only open if the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus remains below 3%.

“I am very hopeful when I say that, because New York City, thanks to all your good efforts, has been under three percent since June 10th.” 

Dr. Ted Long says if a child or teacher does test positive, swift action will be taken. “The teacher in the classroom and all the students in the classroom will quarantine for 14 days.”

If there is more than one case in separate classrooms, the school will close and not reopen if there’s risk of transmission. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory.