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Saturday, March 28, 2020
Did The Mayor And Chancellor Put NYC Students And Staff At Risk?
It is becoming increasingly clear that the Mayor and Chancellor has put students and staff at risk by first delaying closing the schools a week earlier then they did. then forcing school staff to come in the next week when the coronavirus was exploding throughout the City. The DOE refused to close Brooklyn Tech, despite five staff members experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus. Moreover, two principals at a Brownsville high school were already hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms but the building staff was required to attend senseless training sessions the next week at the building, Even in my wife's school, three staff members have been diagnosed with
the coronavirus but because they could not be tested until last week,
the entire staff can be potentially affected to the coronavirus.
The DOE claimed that they would only close schools if there were "confirmedcase" of coronavirus. Of course, at that stage in early March, the City had few testing kits for co4onavirus, therefore, the DOE kept these potentially affected schools open, possibly affecting many students and staff to the highly contagious contravirus.Now the Mayor told the press that he expects to open the schools on April 20 after telling the very same press that the coronavirus will last till the sunnier months.
As of Saturday morning the NYC death rate has skyrocketed with 517 deaths and 29,158 infected with the coronavirus. A 1.8% mortality rate. Governor Andrew Cuomo has said the peak of the coronavirus in New York State will occur in three weeks on or about April 16th, based upon his expert's estimation.
Note: Read the New York Post article about a pregnant teacher who was tested and still the DOE refused to close her school, In addition. how this Bronx school administrators threatened staff with termination if they told students one of their teachers had the coronavirus.