Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo Orders The Schools To Close For 24 Hours If A child Or Staffer Gets The Coronavirus
Governor Andrew Cuomo orders a school to close for 24 hours and the school get treated before the.school can reopen if a child or staffer gets the coronavirus. How that affects NYC schools is uncertain but I can't see the NYC schools being exempt from the Governor's order but time will tell.
I believe the Governor's action is prudent and appropriate but let's see if the Mayor follows the Governor's example.
The Department of Education is hiring 85 contract (temporary) nurses during the coronavirus epedemic. However, these nurses will not be full time employees and will have no direct access to student records. To me this is merely a public relations ploy by the City rather than to alleviate the school nurse shortage.
Some good news. The City has ordered all schools to install no touch hand sanitizers. How many and how soon is still a question.