NYC schools will be in-person only this fall, mayor says

By: | May 24, 2021

New York City schools will return to fully in-person learning with no remote option in September, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on MSNBC.

De Blasio said that the increase in vaccinations, decrease in cases and layering of health measures will make the move possible.

To address some family’s hesitancy to go back to in-person learning, parents will be able to visit their student’s classrooms starting in June to see all the measures taken to reduce Covid-19 transmission, like cleaning and ventilation, de Blasio said.

When asked if schools will be able to maintain US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for school, like three feet of social distancing, de Blasio said schools will be able to do that but that he also expects the agency to make adjustments before school starts in the fall.

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