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US News Coronavirus in the United States: New York will finally reopen its primary schools

07:05  30 november  2020
07:05  30 november  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Just because schools can reopen does not mean they will do so fully. It also does not mean that parents will feel comfortable sending their “If the parents don’t send their students, then you’ re not really opening the schools .” [ New York is one of the few places in the country that may be able to

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New York authorities are slightly lifting the restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus . The city's public primary schools, closed since November 19, will be able to reopen on December 7, as will schools for children with learning difficulties, despite a new outbreak of Covid-19 cases, announced Sunday the mayor, Bill de Blasio.

Students will be tested every week

As many parents have difficulty reconciling their jobs and the education of their young children during the pandemic, the municipality has given up on requiring the closure of primary schools as long as the positive rate of the tests in Covid-19 would not stay below 3% for a week. The percentage of positive tests in New York is currently 3.1%. The reopening of schools is possible "because we have a lot of evidence that schools are very safe," said Bill de Blasio.

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New York City's public schools will begin to reopen for in-person learning on Dec. 7, starting with elementary schools for students whose parents The schools , which make up the country's largest school system, were closed less than two weeks ago after the citywide rate of coronavirus tests

New York City will begin a phased reopening of public schools from 7 December, Mayor Bill de Blasio has At its peak during the initial wave of infections earlier in the year, the city saw in excess of 5 As one of the original global hotspots for the coronavirus pandemic, New York City was hit hard by

students will be tested weekly, the Democratic mayor said, adding that face-to-face teaching five days a week is best for schools large enough to allow physical distancing. Until now, face-to-face instruction had only been permitted two or three days a week.

On the other hand, public secondary schools will remain closed, apart from those intended for children with learning difficulties. "This is the way to go and the best decision," said New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. "It disturbs the students less, the family less, the students can follow the lessons and the schools are safer than the neighborhood," he added.

Some 1.1 million students attend New York public schools, the nation’s largest school district. But less than a third of them, around 300,000, returned to face-to-face school in September, with many parents choosing the 100% online option for fear of the virus.

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New York reopens elementary schools despite surging Covid-19 cases .
© AFP / Angela Weiss The New York municipality has given up on demanding the closure of elementary schools as long as the positive rate of Covid tests -19 would not stay below 3% for a week. Faced with the headache imposed on parents, the mayor of the city preferred to opt for the reopening. New York's public elementary schools will reopen on December 7, along with schools for children with learning disabilities, despite a new surge in Covid-19 cases, city mayor Bill said on Sunday. by Blasio.

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