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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 04:47 PM

N.Y.C. reaches a major milestone, becoming the first major U.S. city to reopen all its public school

Source: New York Times

A day after indoor dining returned, New York City reached another major milestone in its recovery as a one-time center of the coronavirus pandemic: It has reopened all its public schools. The city’s final phase of reopening classrooms Thursday was also a hopeful sign for the country’s unsteady effort to resume in-person instruction.

Not long after sunrise, middle and high school principals welcomed students back into their buildings for the first time since March, following elementary school children who had started earlier this week. About half a million students, from 3-year-olds in pre-K programs to high school seniors, have now returned to school in New York City, which has by far the nation’s largest school system.

Roughly another 480,000 children have opted to start the school year remote-only, an indication of how wary many New Yorkers are of sending their children back to classrooms in a city that still fears a second wave of the virus.

And on Wednesday as indoor dining returned at 25 percent capacity, the delight among restaurant owners was also marked by trepidation over whether customers would feel safe enough to return and whether state-imposed limits would further eat away at profits.


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Reply N.Y.C. reaches a major milestone, becoming the first major U.S. city to reopen all its public school (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 1 OP
soothsayer Oct 1 #1
Polybius Oct 1 #4
soothsayer Oct 1 #5
Squinch Oct 1 #2
SergeStorms Oct 1 #3
NYC Liberal Oct 1 #6
SergeStorms Oct 1 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 04:49 PM

1. Fingers crossed

I know they’re on top of it at least

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 06:31 PM

4. Not with our Mayor

Covid cases are also up the last few days here too.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 06:48 PM

5. Yeah, 20 zip codes?

Up to 1.27%. Alarming!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 05:15 PM

2. Whoop dee do. And I just learned of another friendly acquaintance who worked in NYC schools

who died of Covid last Spring.

This is the biggest ever game of Russian Roulette.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 05:42 PM

3. Whoops, not so fast!

NYC school for children with disabilities is the first public school to close....

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-queens-school-shut-down-covid-20201001-tcyz3tb75ne5bnchzlspwivxxq-story.html

A Queens school for children with disabilities is the first city public school to close for two weeks because of the coronavirus after officials found at least two cases in the school without a clear link.

The John F. Kennedy, Jr. school in Elmhurst, which opened last Monday for high school students with complex disabilities, will remain closed until Oct. 13, according to a letter from the school principal.

Mayor de Blasio announced the closure Thursday at a press conference. City officials have reported 133 confirmed cases of the virus among city staff and students since teachers reported back to buildings Sept. 8.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:52 PM

6. I'll give it a few weeks. That's probably generous.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:03 PM

7. See post three.

n/t

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