Coronavirus cases shut down classrooms in 5 North East Queens schools


BAYSIDE, QUEENS – Five schools in District 26 were forced to close a classroom this week due to a student or staff member testing positive for the coronavirus, according to the New York Department of Education.

PS 213 The Carl Ullman School was the last to see a classroom close after at least one case of coronavirus was reported there on Friday, according to a map of active cases from the Department of Education.Under Department of Education policy, one or two cases in the same classroom results in the closure of that room and requires all close contacts of the person to be quarantined for 14 days.

Four other schools in the neighborhood have closed classrooms since Wednesday due to cases of the virus.

JHS 067 Louis Pasteur and PS 191 Mayflower each reported a case of a student testing positive for coronavirus this week, according to the State Scorecard of Coronavirus Cases at School.

MS 158 Marie Curie staff member and JHS 074 Nathaniel Hawthorne also tested positive for the virus this week, according to the state scoreboard, which does not differentiate between teachers and other members school staff.

A Louis Pasteur staff member tested positive last week.

A sixth case of COVID-19 was reported at Sam Field Center in Commonpoint Queens on Wednesday, the New York Department of Education map shows.


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