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“I am sick and tired of it. We have to act."
During this spring wave, case counts in schools are less reliable than at prior points in the pandemic.
During an interview on CNBC, the mayor argued that efforts to make the city safer and more exciting would lure employees back to the office.
Parents are also reporting their children are being removed from the city’s opt-in testing program after only a first dose of vaccine.
The de Blasio administration has promised to offer shots at more than 1,000 schools over the next week, serving about 400,000 students.
These charts show the status of COVID-19 in New York City schools.
The city's Department of Education has spent the summer preparing, but some parents worry these measures will not adequately protect their children from COVID-19.
While engineers have called windows a less reliable source of ventilation because they depend on fickle weather conditions, city officials argue they are not only adequate but sometimes more effective than an HVAC system.
New York City's Department of Education is reporting the majority of its classrooms’ ventilation systems are working as designed. But that leaves hundreds of classrooms and whole buildings still under repair.
Here's what health experts recommend instead of the controversial policy that led to frequent school closures.
The new CDC guidelines indicate that, in most cases, it’s OK for kids to stay three feet apart instead of six, as long as everyone is wearing a mask.
A new slate of studies and advisories raise questions about whether New York schools should ever shutter again—except for during the most extreme of COVID-19 surges.
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