Teachers concerned about being in COVID-19 hotspot neighborhoods

Many teachers at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School say they still have to come to the neighborhood they claim is a hotspot of coronavirus infection.

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2020, 10:57 AM

Updated 1,326 days ago

Share:

Many teachers at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School say they still have to come to the neighborhood they claim is a hotspot of coronavirus infection.
Teachers tell News 12 at least 67% of students are remotely learning. The area and some neighboring communities seeing a spike in cases prompting action from the community.
Masks handed out in Borough Park are in an effort to lower the numbers.
Teachers say they started to notice that in August that the coronavirus rate was at 3%. It has since gone slightly about 6% which they say is above the 5% rate requiring quarantine by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 
Since a large percentage of students are remotely learning and teachers have just a little face-to-face interaction, they are asking for more testing or allowing more teachers to work from home.
“It just doesn’t make sense to ask kids and to ask parents and to ask teachers to come into a required quarantine zone every day when they could be learning from home,” said teacher Sarah Yorra.


More from News 12
1:29
NYPD: 2-car crash in Brownsville sends 1-year-old to hospital

NYPD: 2-car crash in Brownsville sends 1-year-old to hospital

1:53
Warmer Tuesday in New York City; high temperatures could reach 81

Warmer Tuesday in New York City; high temperatures could reach 81

1:34
East New York tenant in once-leaky apartment says the rodents have taken over

East New York tenant in once-leaky apartment says the rodents have taken over

1:46
Susan Sarandon, public advocate work in Dumbo restaurant to shine light on ‘One Fair Wage’ mission

Susan Sarandon, public advocate work in Dumbo restaurant to shine light on ‘One Fair Wage’ mission

2:06
Williamsburg building owner issued violation following partial roof collapse

Williamsburg building owner issued violation following partial roof collapse

1:44
Summer is in the air: Hot week ahead in New York City

Summer is in the air: Hot week ahead in New York City

0:23
NYPD: 2 men wanted for robbing 74-year-old man at gunpoint in Sheepshead Bay

NYPD: 2 men wanted for robbing 74-year-old man at gunpoint in Sheepshead Bay

0:16
NYPD: Man fatally shot in the head in East New York; suspect at large

NYPD: Man fatally shot in the head in East New York; suspect at large

1:54
Born to run: Brooklyn man diagnosed with rare disease is back doing what he loves

Born to run: Brooklyn man diagnosed with rare disease is back doing what he loves

1:39
NYPD: 2 armed robberies involving mopeds in Brooklyn believed to be connected

NYPD: 2 armed robberies involving mopeds in Brooklyn believed to be connected

1:58
Brooklyn residents say there is an urgent need for more birth options in NYC

Brooklyn residents say there is an urgent need for more birth options in NYC

1:47
NYPD: 30-year-old man fatally shot, another injured in Brownsville

NYPD: 30-year-old man fatally shot, another injured in Brownsville

1:43
‘Ride of Silence’ takes cyclists on ghost bike tour, honors victims of traffic accidents

‘Ride of Silence’ takes cyclists on ghost bike tour, honors victims of traffic accidents

1:00
FDNY firefighter injured during Bronx house fire released from hospital

FDNY firefighter injured during Bronx house fire released from hospital

1:38
Cyclists pedal through Brooklyn during Haitian Flag Day Ride & Fête

Cyclists pedal through Brooklyn during Haitian Flag Day Ride & Fête

1:45
 Missed swim lessons due to COVID-19 may be contributing to rise in child drownings

Missed swim lessons due to COVID-19 may be contributing to rise in child drownings

1:22
26,000+ runners take part in RBC Brooklyn Half

26,000+ runners take part in RBC Brooklyn Half

1:42
Bronx Week: Festivities wrap up with parade and food festival

Bronx Week: Festivities wrap up with parade and food festival

0:51
FDNY responds to 2 overnight fires in the Bronx; 2 injured

FDNY responds to 2 overnight fires in the Bronx; 2 injured

0:22
NYPD: Suspect arrested for assaulting Steve Buscemi in Manhattan

NYPD: Suspect arrested for assaulting Steve Buscemi in Manhattan