Following increased state regulations in COVID-19 hotspots, NYSUT releases statement in support


A teacher leads her students into an elementary school in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday. The coronavirus is infecting a rising number of American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Newly announced regulations within COVID-19 hotspots detailed specific activities. Schools were on the list of categories.

In response to the New York State cluster action initiative, New York State United Teachers President released a statement. His statement addressed how this will impact schools across the state.

NYSUT President Andy Pollota stated the following:

“Erring on the side of caution means closing school buildings when there is serious risk of spreading COVID-19, and we believe the state is taking the right steps by seeking to close schools in these hotspots. At the same time, we are seeking additional details on the state’s testing plan for students and staff in an in-person setting in the outlying areas of these hotspots. These outbreaks have underscored just how real the threat of this virus still is. Protecting the health and safety of students, staff and families must continue to be the top priority as the school year continues.” 


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