As more Americans are vaccinated and COVID case numbers have declined and now kind of leveled off, I am getting the impression that many New Yorkers, including the mayor and governor, are ready to move on from the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Are we at that point yet?
Gothamist reports that there were 63 NYC deaths yesterday from COVID-19 and 95 in NYS. They also state that NYC had 3,514 new cases. That is still way too high.
As for the schools, I received an email from my daughter's school. Here is a part of it:
To all MS 172 Families:
The Department of Education has notified MS 172 that the school will be closed through March 19 due to multiple confirmed cases of COVID 19. All students will continue in remote learning. Please continue to check your phone messages and emails for school closure and re-opening updates.
I get these emails regularly from my childrens' schools. Are many of the students and teachers attending in-person really benefiting from this Bill de Blasio public relations stunt? Saying the high schools are opening on March 22 is the definition of a misleading statement as so few pupils will be served in school buildings.