New York City schools could remain open if a student or teacher tests positive for coronavirus in the fall, but their specific classrooms will be closed, the education department revealed Thursday.
Classrooms with an infected student or teacher will close for 14 days, according to officials. The entire school building would only shutter if the tracing investigation inside the school — which will be overseen by New York City’s test and trace program — uncovers a more widespread outbreak. That would mean at least two people from the school building who haven’t had contact with each other test positive — though, even then there are scenarios under which the building wouldn’t close. In most scenarios, the building will close during the investigation.