Department of Education unveils reopening plan for fall

New York City schools are preparing for a return to in-person learning with new safety protocols in place.

News 12 Staff

Aug 8, 2020, 2:28 PM

Updated 1,385 days ago

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New York City schools are preparing for a return to in-person learning with new safety protocols in place.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Friday that all school districts in the state qualify to reopen this fall due to current low infection rates across the state.

The Department of Education's reopening plan requires students and staff to have random temperature screenings, in addition to required at-home temperature checks.

Schools will also maintain social distancing and rotate groups for in-person education. Buildings will be using directional stairwells and single-travel patterns.

Students in schools will also remain in the same classroom, with only teachers traveling to teach.

Families also have the ability to open in for remote learning at any time, but only on a quarterly basis.

Masks will also be required for students and staff for in-person instructional learning.

The Department of Education's plan has to be approved by the state Department of Health.
 


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