Parent of student in Park Slope tests positive for coronavirus

In Brooklyn, city leaders say a parent of a student at P.S. 107 in Park Slope has tested positive for COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Mar 13, 2020, 10:39 AM

Updated 1,536 days ago

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In Brooklyn, city leaders say a parent of a student at P.S. 107 in Park Slope has tested positive for COVID-19.
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P.S. 107 was open Friday despite calls for the school to be closed. 
City Councilman Brad Lander and Assemblyman Robert Caroll say the parent who tested positive for coronavirus was in the school building last Friday.
Officials have urged the city to shut the school down for 24 hours for cleaning and sanitizing, but they also say the Department of Education does not appear to agree with that suggestion.
A spokesperson for the DOE responded in a statement, “We are making decisions in real time in the best interest of our students and staff and following guidance from the state and city health departments. We’re continuing to monitor, and our current protocol is to close the school if there is a confirmed member of the student body or staff.”
 Lander says the DOE has confirmed that attendance during this time will not affect admissions decisions for children.


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