NYC to reopen schools, even as Covid-19 pandemic intensifies

France 24 | Nov 29, 2020 at 7:21 PM
  • The announcement marks a major policy reversal for the nation’s largest school system, less than two weeks after de Blasio, a Democrat, announced that schools were shutting down because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city.
  • Masks and social distancing were mandatory during the weeks that schools were open, and class sizes were a fraction of the pre-pandemic average of 25 to 30 students.
  • About 190,000 students will be eligible to return to classrooms in the first round of reopening.