COVID safety

Monday’s announcement represents the Adams administration’s gradual unpeeling of COVID-related rules established under former Mayor Bill de Blasio.
District leaders are urging families to get vaccinated, but the school system isn’t keeping tabs on how many students are receiving COVID boosters.
The education department told principals the Situation Room will close Dec. 23. Schools will no longer have to send families letters about positive COVID cases.
With cases of COVID-19, flu, and other respiratory viruses on the rise, Chicago’s top doctor Allison Arwady and schools chief Pedro Martinez are encouraging students to stay vigilant during the holiday break.
The city has seen an increase in COVID cases recently. District officials also signaled in August that masks would be required after extended breaks.
As winter approaches, education department officials are recommending that students and staff wear masks inside school buildings, according to a message to families on Tuesday.
It could take months before union members see back pay or sick days reinstated, one union leader said.
As CUNY struggles with declining enrollment, a PCR testing system with no clear purpose has become an obstacle for faculty members and students — especially at community colleges.
As schools across Illinois bring back activities for students that happened pre-pandemic and protect them from the coronavirus, Jinsun Baek, a school nurse says that it will take balance to have both
If approved, Pfizer’s bivalent vaccine will be administered to children between 5 and 11, and a Moderna booster will be available for children 6 and up.
Newark school officials say all schools have water fountains in operation. But some tell us they still don’t see water fountains back on in their schools. Help us investigate this.
After hovering around 45% last spring, the average school is 39% fully vaccinated at the start of the new school year.
Newark students can stop wearing their face masks on Monday due to advice from the city’s health department, the district announced.
New Jersey’s largest school district welcomes back more than 38,000 students to Newark schools with its mask mandate still in place.
The 2022-23 school year officially begins Tuesday across the state
While most New Jersey school districts, large and small, end face mask rules, Newark will keep a mandate in place for the start of the 2022-23 school year.
COVID-19 cases among students and staff increase during the first week of classes as restrictions are looser and a highly contagious variant circulates.
Parents disagree about the wisdom of the district’s approach to COVID for 2022-23.
Several parents said the mask mandate was unnecessary and harmful, but one parent called it common sense.
Mask optional policy and school-based testing continue, but no quarantine requirement for students unless they test positive
La Epidemióloga del Estado Rachel Herlihy explica cómo debe evolucionar el enfoque de Colorado en cuanto al COVID en las escuelas.
“I’m feeling more confident that this year will be a little bit more normal.” Quarantines are gone, and a new year is beginning.
No more on-site testing. At-home kits will continue to be sent home. Masking will mostly be optional. Students can return, masked, on Day 6 after testing positive.
On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy ended the regular COVID testing requirement for unvaccinated teachers, child care workers, among others.
The district also announced COVID protocols covering vaccinations and a “mask to stay” policy.
City officials have not yet shared what COVID safety measures will be in place next school year or what the city’s testing strategy might be.
Schools can end quarantines and regular screening tests for COVID, new CDC guidelines say.
Icon-heart-donate
If you value Chalkbeat, consider making a donation
Chalkbeat is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing the information families and educators need, but this kind of work isn’t possible without your help.