As first week of school wraps up, staff and students worry about positive COVID cases
Friday is the end of the first week of school, and more than 400 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported, according to the Department of Education.
This has led to classroom closures in dozens of schools.
"I was very skeptical to send him back, but I just have to take it day by day," parent Ginette Percy says.
Percy's son is in pre-K at P.S. 115 - one of more than 100 New York City public schools that had to shut down at least one classroom because of a COVID-19 case.
"The system is designed to see that schools do not become centers of virus spread and closures are a crucial part of that layered response," the United Federation of Teachers said in a statement.
Dalisa Rodriguez's son also attends P.S. 115. She and others praised the way the school has handled things.
"The kids are masked, the teachers are masked, and sanitizer-galore."
The DOE says 403 students and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Remote learning is still not an option.
As for the future, the parents News 12 spoke to called on the DOE to listen to them.
No schools in the city have completely shut down at this time.