Mayor de Blasio Announces School Reopening Plans

A testing and tracing system will be in place when students return to the classroom in New York City.

"These rigorous test and trace protocols will keep our students and staff safe as we start off this new school year,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.

All staff members will be asked to take a coronavirus test before the first day of school.In the classroom, facial coverings and social distancing will be required.

“We are doing everything in our power to keep kids healthy while ensuring they are getting the education they deserve,” de Blasio said.

There will also be an isolation room for students with symptoms. A positive test will result in a classroom being closed. Positive tests in multiple classrooms could cause the entire building to be shut down.

Schools will also have a large supply of facial coverings and hand sanitizer available.

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