New safety measures in place as public school students get ready to head back to school
New safety measures have been installed in every public school building as students prepare to head back to the classroom in just a few short weeks.
Every public school building in the city will have its own high-tech ventilation system to keep air flowing throughout the building.
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Classrooms are also being equipped with two air purifiers for the return of in-person learning.
Custodial workers will continue to clean and sanitize classrooms and high-traffic areas as they did throughout the school year.
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Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter got a first-hand tour of the new safety protocol at a school in lower Manhattan on Wednesday.
This comes as more than 1 million public school students are set to return to the classroom.
The tour at Murry Bergtraum High School displayed the school’s new air filtration system.
Porter says she’s confident that the country’s largest public school system has taken all the necessary steps to reduce the spread of the coronavirus to safely welcome students back on Sept. 13.