Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Pressure to Close School System, Nation’s Largest
Across the country, school districts have shut down to curb the spread of coronavirus. But in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo have resisted doing so, despite facing mounting demands.
The pressure has come from elected officials like the City Council speaker, Corey Johnson, who on Friday called on the city to temporarily close it schools. “It is not time to panic,” he wrote on Twitter. “But it is time to act.” It has come from Michael Mulgrew, the president of the city’s teachers’ union, who on Friday afternoon called on Mr. de Blasio to close the schools.
It has come from public health experts; three dozen infectious disease experts in New York signed a letter on Thursday calling on the mayor …continued .
[Source: New York Times]