As New York City begins its first day of school, Department of Education officials say 74% of the employees have been vaccinated and approximately 66% of children age 12-17 are also vaccinated.
“Everyone is excited to be back!” said Danielle Filson, press secretary for the NYC Department of Education.
After a “short period” offline the DOE’s health screener is back up and running. Filson said the screener is filled out by anyone who enters a school building and will be filled out daily.
After welcoming students in the Bronx this morning with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC schools chancellor Meisha Ross Porter will join the US Education Secretary at PS 121 in Queens.
Ross Porter will be in Queens later Monday at a vaccination site then at an after-school soccer practice.
She will be at a dozen schools in every other Borough over the course of the week, Filson said.
As of this morning, there are no quarantined or remote classes, or remote teachers, Filson said.