Group of city teachers claims there have been at least 9 schools with positive COVID-19 tests

A group of teachers took to social media with claims that by day three a staff member from at least nine schools across the city tested positive for COVID-19 and potentially exposed other.

News 12 Staff

Sep 10, 2020, 10:27 PM

Updated 1,348 days ago

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A group of teachers took to social media with claims that by day three a staff member from at least nine schools across the city tested positive for COVID-19 and potentially exposed other.
P.S. X811 is one of the schools that teachers say has infected staff members still in the classroom. A group of educators within the United Federation of Teachers Union say the city is not taking the right steps to keep them and students safe. 
Sources say the two issues are the Department of Health taking too long to get results back to teachers who get tested, and that it takes the Department of Health too long to get positive results to the Department of Education so the teacher can be removed from the school to quarantine. 
The teacher says there have been positive COVID-19 test results for teachers from at least nine schools, but the DOE only recognized two of these-- P.S. 1 and M.S. 88, both in Brooklyn. 


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