Talk about Covidiocy.
These people are responsible for educating children??
NYC increases COVID-19 testing for unvaxxed students and teachers after dozens of school-linked infections pop up
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chancellor Richard Carranza and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dave Chokshi join school leadership at One World Middle School at Edenwald in the Bronx to welcome students back to school on Thursday, October 1, 2020 Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
The City is boosting the frequency of public middle and high school COVID-19 testing later this month after dozens of cases of the virus were detected in schools during the first week of classes.
Starting the week of Sept. 27, 10% of unvaccinated middle and high school students and staff will undergo weekly COVID testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. The City’s previous COVID-19 testing policy only required unvaccinated school community members to be tested for the virus every two weeks.
In addition, the City will stop requiring the unvaccinated students to quarantine after a fellow student or school staffer in their classroom tests positive for the virus as long as they were masked and sitting three feet apart from their peers.
The shift comes a day after President of the United Federation of Teachers, the city’s teachers union, Michael Mulgrew demanded the City change its COVID testing policy shortly after an outbreak of the virus caused an East Harlem high school serving special needs students to temporarily shutter its doors.
On Sunday, President Mulgrew told amNewYork Metro that the City representation had told the union earlier this summer it would be unable to rollout weekly testing due to ¨capacity issues.¨
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