The insanity just gets more out of control. This is from the NYC Educator Executive Board minutes. This except is on President Michael Mulgrew's President's Report:
Mulgrew--About 42K (tests) per week is 20%. Can they get to every school? 9% citywide is number where everything shuts down. Will depend on behavior. Vaccine push--NY state will not mandate vaccination. Will run aggressive ed. campaign. AFT and NEA want teachers in cohort 1B so we can have access.
I am not sure if the 5% in individual zip codes still gets those buildings within the area closed.
In the question period:
% Covid for citywide shutdown--Now based on area. We will get in fight with mayor. State number is 9. That's for complete shutdown. Business community wants things open. Spread is troubling. CA just went into major lockdown. You will see constant closures. We will close schools every day. We closed 400 with monthly. Weekly will be more. State will have new round of orange and red zones.
% of Covid for zip code--School shuts down with 2 non linked cases.
From a school:
And another on twitter:
How many more have to become infected before this stops? I am no scientist but it seems obvious to this layman that having more people congregate in a building can lead to a greater spread of an airborne virus.
I didn't get the picture below from someone inside a school sneaking out a photo. This is on NYC's twitter. Am I missing something? Even though the picture is from behind, it looks like the kids are not wearing masks. Also, I wonder what the temperature is in those schools. OSHA mandates 68°.
Mulgrew said zero tolerance. No school entry without the consent form. Were students being turned away who didn't have the consent form on testing signed by a parent?
Finally tonight, we do have parental support that we all should be grateful for. An ICEUFT shout out to Naomi Pena.