COVID-19 Live Updates: New York Delays Start Of In-Person Learning For Students Until September 21


NEW YORK (WABC) – Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will delay in-person learning for students until September 21. “There is nothing more precious than looking after the children of New York,” he said.School staff will report back the day after Labor Day and teachers will begin preparing their classrooms on September 10. Students will all start with distance learning on September 16 and for the next three days.

Then on Monday September 21, blended learning begins.


Are you ready to get the coronavirus vaccine?

74% of people say ‘yes’ in a new global survey from the World Economic Forum, but the numbers vary widely internationally.

Two-thirds of Americans said yes, while only 54% of Russians are interested and 97% of respondents in China said they would receive a vaccine. The most common concern among uninterested Americans is the possibility of effects secondary.

Almost 20,000 people around the world participated in the survey.

Meanwhile, New York City reported its lowest positivity rate at 0.59% for Sunday.

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Here are some other headlines from today:

2 other states added to tri-state travel advice
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that two states have been added to the tri-state travel advisory which requires travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days. Alaska and Montana now meet the quarantine settings, which apply to anyone arriving from an area with a positive test rate greater than 10 per 100,000 population on a 7-day moving average or an area with a positivity rate of 10% or more a 7-day moving average.

Dr Fauci on GMA
Dr.Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke to GMA’s Amy Robach about children returning to school across America, her relationship with the President, and COVID vaccines -19.

New Jersey gyms reopen with restrictions
Gyms across the Garden State are allowed to reopen Tuesday with restrictions. Eyewitness News was at Crunch Fitness on Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen as dozens of people moved in to start their workouts around 6 a.m. The capacity is limited to 25% and you must wear a mask.

New York teachers strike
The union that represents New York City public school teachers could vote on Tuesday to allow a strike to start the school year amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

The United Teachers’ Federation executive council said Monday evening it had authorized negotiations to continue, but a strike authorization vote could take place on Tuesday.

Pandemic learning leads to online attendance issues
As more than a million children prepare to return to school in New York City, there are new concerns about whether those who learn at a distance will show up and participate in online classes.

It was easy for teachers to take attendance when a student was seated directly across from them in a classroom. It is not so easy when they are learning on a computer screen. Not all classes have live instructors.

Fauci: Labor Day weekend key to fight against virus in United States
Dr Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s top infectious disease specialist, said Labor Day weekend will be critical in determining whether the United States gets a “good start” to contain the coronavirus this fall.

Fauci said Monday he has “great faith in the American people” to wash their hands, practice social distancing, wear masks, avoid crowds and gather outside during the weekend celebrations. He said it was important to avoid an increase in coronavirus cases like those seen after Memorial Day and the July 4 vacation.

Hempstead teachers’ strike
Teachers in the area worst affected by the coronavirus cases in Nassau County held a rally on Monday to voice concerns about going back to class.

More than 100 teachers from the Hempstead School District gathered outside the school district building on Peninsula Boulevard.

New York schools reopen

The New York Department of Education just obtained 10,000 air purifiers for classrooms across the five boroughs from a city-based tech company. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 1,300 school buildings have been inspected by city ventilation teams and to ensure everyone can participate remotely, 324,000 tablets have been distributed to date.

NJ cinemas set to reopen
Cinemas and other indoor theaters can reopen on Fridays at 25% capacity or 150 people. Each screening, and each theater in a multiplex, will be subject to capacity limits. If you have four screens, each screen will be limited to 25% capacity or 150 people. Social distancing and wearing a mask will be necessary.

New York interior catering update
Gov. Andrew Cuomo commented on dining in New York City, saying the state was considering reopening, but there were still many concerns. He said the factors to consider are the reopening of schools and the fall bringing flu season. Cuomo says he also understands the “competitive disadvantage” and “economic consequences” facing New York restaurants. “We are coming to Labor Day,” he said. “Labor Day will see more people go back to school. This is a factor that we must watch out for. We are coming to the fall. The flu season is a factor we need to watch out for. We are watching her. We are thinking about it. ”

1 COVID death in New York
Governor Cuomo on Sunday announced 1 death from COVID in New York City, the lowest on record during the pandemic.

Woman gives birth to baby girl 2 months after surviving COVID-19
Two months after recovering from COVID-19 while pregnant, a Houston mother welcomed a healthy baby girl.

India Reports World’s Largest Increase in One-Day COVID-19 Cases
India on Sunday recorded 78,761 new cases of the coronavirus, the world’s largest one-day peak since the start of the pandemic, just as the government began to ease restrictions to help the struggling economy.

Return to New Jersey Indoor Dining Set
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said restaurants across the state can offer indoor dining starting Friday at 25 percent capacity and with social distancing in place.

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