DOH tracking COVID-19 cases in Sheepshead Bay as students attend 1st day of classes

Sheepshead Bay is among several neighborhoods being monitored for a rise in coronavirus cases, but students still attended their first day of classes on Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Sep 29, 2020, 9:59 PM

Updated 1,338 days ago

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Sheepshead Bay is among several neighborhoods being monitored for a rise in coronavirus cases, but students still attended their first day of classes on Tuesday.
Teachers at P.S. 194 say they are ready to get the year started but are apprehensive.
"Anxious but in a good way and a bad way. I'm excited to see the kids, really, I do miss them. Miss them since March. But also, nervous. Nervous about the virus, nervous about the rising rates in our community,” a teacher tells News 12.
The Department of Health has been tracking a rise in cases in the neighborhood that has seen an infection rate of nearly 4%--neighboring Gravesend and Home Crest at nearly 7%.
The school requires masks and is taking temperatures, as well as using separate entrances for each grade level.
Parents say they are a little more at ease with what the schools have done.
"They're doing a really good job here. I remember my kindergarten teacher and I remember my first-grade teacher, and I feel like for kids to grow up now and not know or not experience that I think it's important for them to be here,” a parent told News 12.
Teachers and parents say they hope the precautions are enough to stop any spread so kids can stay in school.


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