New York schools near coronavirus-free three weeks after return to in-person learning


Students line up for a temperature check before their first day of in-person school at IS 318, amid the coronavirus outbreak in Brooklyn, New York on October 1, 2020. (Caitlin Ochs / Reuters)

New York City public schools have only reported 18 positive cases of coronavirus among staff and students since opening for in-person learning last month, boosting hope that students can return to the school. safe school in the United States during the pandemic.

New York’s school district, the country’s largest with 1.1 million students, began offering in-person learning at the end of September, allowing students to return to school by October 1. , while the majority of the remaining cohort participates in blended in-person and online learning.


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