Teachers concerned about being in COVID-19 hotspot neighborhoods

Many teachers at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School say they still have to come to the neighborhood they claim is a hotspot of coronavirus infection.

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2020, 10:57 AM

Updated 1,329 days ago

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Many teachers at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School say they still have to come to the neighborhood they claim is a hotspot of coronavirus infection.
Teachers tell News 12 at least 67% of students are remotely learning. The area and some neighboring communities seeing a spike in cases prompting action from the community.
Masks handed out in Borough Park are in an effort to lower the numbers.
Teachers say they started to notice that in August that the coronavirus rate was at 3%. It has since gone slightly about 6% which they say is above the 5% rate requiring quarantine by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 
Since a large percentage of students are remotely learning and teachers have just a little face-to-face interaction, they are asking for more testing or allowing more teachers to work from home.
“It just doesn’t make sense to ask kids and to ask parents and to ask teachers to come into a required quarantine zone every day when they could be learning from home,” said teacher Sarah Yorra.


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