SAN Update: New York City schools will return in person this fall
Mayor Bill de Blasio: “So, I’m very pleased to announce New York City public schools will fully reopen in September, every single child will be back in the classroom.”
Gwen Baumgardner: THE LARGEST CITY IN THE COUNTRY — TAKING MAJOR STEP TOWARDS A RETURN TO NORMAL THIS MORNING.
I’M GWEN BAUMGARDNER WITH YOUR STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS UPDATE.
NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING.
HE SAYS THERE WILL BE NO REMOTE OPTION, BUT THERE WILL STILL BE SOME PROTOCOLS IN PLACE.
THIS INCLUDES MASK WEARING AND TESTING.
NYC WAS ONE OF THE FIRST LARGE U.S. CITIES TO REOPEN SCHOOL BUILDINGS LAST FALL.
BUT, THE MAJORITY OF PARENTS CHOSE ONLINE-ONLY LEARNING FOR THEIR CHILDREN.
Mayor de Blasio:”And this has been such a tough year, what parents have been through, what kids have been through, it’s time for everyone to come back. It’s time for us all to be together. It’s time to do things the way they were meant to be done. All the kids in the classroom together getting a great education.”
GWEN: CHILDREN AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN IN PHYSICAL SCHOOLROOMS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY TESTED FOR COVID-19.
THE CITY HAS REPORTED VERY LOW RATES OF VIRUS TRANSMISSION IN THE SCHOOLS.
THAT WAS YOUR STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS UPDATE.
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