All teachers, City employees, must be vaccinated amid fears Delta variant could spread again
Schools in New York City reopened on Monday for some 1 million children, most of whom were returning for the first time since the United States’ largest school system closed in March 2020, to prevent the spread of Covid-19, The New York Times reported.
While the city reopened schools last fall for part-time learning, the vast majority of students chose to keep learning remotely. But with no remote option now available to almost all parents, classrooms will be full for the first time in a year and a half.
For months, Mayor Bill de Blasio has forecast the first day of school to be a triumphant coda in New York City’s long recovery from the pandemic. But the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant has complicated the city’s push to fully reopen schools and left many families and educators anxious about what the next few months will hold.
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