New York’s teachers’ unions said a single COVID-19 case in a school should trigger its immediate closure for 14 days as they listed demands Wednesday for reopening this fall. The final decision rests with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has pledged to make an overarching determination on reopenings this week.
The New York State United Teachers and the city’s United Federation of Teachers said in a release that districts moving ahead with re-openings “must err on the side of caution at all times.”
Districts submitted reopening proposals last week amid worries that resumption of in-person classes could put students, teachers and their families at risk. Cuomo said this weekend that there needs to be a “full conversation” that answers parents’ questions about reopening safely.