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Parents Question Reasons Behind NYC School COVID-19 Rules

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With the school having barely started, New York City parents already have issues with the measures the state put in place to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For starters, it only takes one positive case for a whole class to get sent home for 10 days. Some parents question the rationale behind the policy. They say children should be able to remain in class, at least if they test negative themselves. Sept. 13 was the first day of school, welcoming in person children in New York City and other districts for the first time since the pandemic started last year. The city and state governments faced pressure from parents to fully reopen the city public schools for in-person learning, despite objections from the teachers unions. The plan materialized with a litany of restrictions in place, including 3-foot distancing when possible, mandatory masks, and, at least at some schools, …

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