Despite Protests, School in NYC To Start as Scheduled


Mayor Bill de Blasio says public schools in New York City remain on track to begin in-person learning on Monday.

Teachers have protested the decision and 42 percent of students have opted for all-remote learning. Mayor de Blasio also says 55 school staffers have tested positive out of 17,000 tests for a positivity rate of .32 percent.

“Some people will test positive and those folks will immediately get support. They'll be helped to get home, to safely separate. The contact tracing will go into effect right away. And after two weeks, those professionals will come back to work and they'll complete the entire school year,” de Blasio said.

Teachers are calling for a delay for in-person learning.

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