Some NYC Schools Have Not Passed COVID Inspections

Sep 8, 2020

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Tuesday was the first day teachers were to report to their classrooms in New York City but some were not able to do so.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said there are 10 buildings identified as needing repairs across the board when it comes to ventilation and other issues connected to coronavirus.

“We’re prioritizing these buildings to get all systems up to par by the 21st of September," he said. "Meanwhile, staff at those buildings will be temporarily working from home.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio said 96% of classrooms are ready to go but roughly 2800 have not passed inspection. “But," he said, "there is time to resolve a lot of those and have them ready.”

The teachers union said it will continue to monitor to make sure all ventilation problems are solved.