We put out Personnel Memorandum No.2 in September, and we will do it again for the December 7 return to in-person elementary school (see below). I hope this December 7 will not be another day of infamy. Please stay safe elementary school UFTers and only enter a building if you feel it is safe.
We wrote about your contractual right to a safe work environment back in March. You can disobey supervisor orders if your health or the safety of others is being put in jeopardy.
5.12% is the latest 7 day average COVID-19 positivity rate for NYC. The chart below is from the city's COVID-19 page. Cases, hospitalizations, and confirmed deaths are all rising. They closed schools at 3% positivity rate and they are reopening some at 5.12%. In my humble non-scientific opinion, we should be hunkering down and not reopening any school buildings except to distribute food and take care of children of first responders who need child care.