New York City's childcare centers could reopen early next week

Joanna Estrada
July 9, 2020

New York City officials are trying to figure out how to deal with a huge spike in shootings in the last month or so after yet another violent weekend. 'You're going to have fewer kids in a classroom, fewer kids in the school building'.

'When you think about social distancing, you need more space, ' de Blasio said.

Carranza said he has shared those models with school principals across the city who would provide a detailed schedule for each student by August so parents know which day their child will be expected back in person.

De Blasio said online-only instruction "has been really fantastic for certain students", but many others lacked internet access or devices to connect to their online classes.

The Department of Education will supply schools with clearing supplies and personal protective equipment like face coverings, and schools will be deep cleaned every evening using an electrostatic disinfectant.

"We have to be ready for anything and that means the guidance could change from the state, from health experts, we will need to adapt", Carranza said.

De Blasio said the question of how working parents will cope with the blended learning plan is 'something we´re going to be building as we go along'.

"Some parents are going to be able to make it work under current conditions".

The proposal comes as President Donald Trump threatened to cut off school funding, something he can not do.

New York, once the epicenter of the coronavirus in the United States, has been reopening in stages as officials seek to keep the rate of new infections low.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 peaked at more than 18,000 statewide in mid-April and has plunged since then, but hospitalizations ticked up over the last two days, from around 815 Sunday to more than 840 Tuesday. "And it created a large sense of animosity towards the police, and I'm not speaking about the peaceful protests that took place."He said that on May 29, the NYPD was dealing with only a small uptick in shootings over 2019, when there were 319 murders and 923 victims in 777 shooting incidents."The explosions started after the murder of George Floyd, after the protests here in the city, after the animosity towards the police within this city, after a feeling of emboldenment by the criminals on the streets that the cops can't do anything anymore, that no one likes the police, that they can get away with things and that it's safe to carry a gun on the street", Monahan said.Lipetri added that gangs have also upped their criminal activity".

Cuomo said all county fairs will be canceled this summer.

He also said the state's finalized guidance on schools would be determined by July 13 and that the state would announce its final decision on whether to reopen schools by early August.

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