NYC schools prep to welcome students back under new coronavirus safety plan
Some schools across the boroughs are set to reopen tomorrow as part of the city's new phased reopening plan.
New York City schools have been closed for just over two weeks after the coronavirus positivity rate crossed over the 3% threshold.
The new safety plan focuses on testing, with signed consent forms being required for all students and staff taking place in
There will be random weekly testing for 20% of the school population.
On Monday, students in 3-K, Pre-K and grades K through 5 will be allowed to return to school buildings.
Students in District 75 will be able to return to in-person learning on Thursday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza are hoping to have schools be open for five days of
They say although cases in the city are on the rise, schools have under a .3% positivity rate.
De Blasio hopes that schools will remain open, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says if the city reaches a seven-day rolling average over 9% then they will have to shut down.
The mayor said in a statement: "Reopening our buildings is paramount to our city's recovery from COVID-19. That's why we are doubling down on the safety and health measures that work to make in-person learning a reality for so many of our students."