What did de Blasio say at his press conference?
“One of the things that’s been very clear is folks wanted school to keep moving forward and be open so long as it could be done safely,” de Blasio said at a press conference on Sunday. “One of the crucial things we heard from our union partners is more testing and required consent forms or medical exemptions.”
Will Bill de Blasio close schools in NYC?
De Blasio did not mention public school closures, but he indicated last week that closing schools would not be an option. On New York City’s public radio station, WNYC, on Friday, de Blasio said “no, no, no” when asked if the city will order public schools to close.
What is Bill de Blasio’s ‘gold standard’ for opening schools safely?
De Blasio claimed the Big Apple has set a “gold standard” for opening schools safely with cleaning and masking protocols — and said he’s confident he can persuade parents hesitant about sending their children back into the classroom to get on board with “a lot of communication.