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HCCS COVID Protocols Press Conference
Teachers at the Hunter College Campus Schools, who were hours away from striking over COVID safety three weeks ago (NY Times), are demanding tighter protocols after two Kindergarten teachers and two students in separate classroom pods have tested positive for the coronavirus. Department of Education schools with linked cases in two separate classrooms would be required to close during an investigation of the transmission. The Hunter Schools are public schools run by CUNY’s Hunter College instead of the DOE, and so are not legally bound by the DOE safety standards for COVID. Union pressure and a court ruling has forced CUNY to allow independent inspections of building safety, HEPA filtration and other changes to the school’s safety measures, but more are needed.

The teachers, who do not feel safe returning to in-person teaching Monday, will hold a press conference with their union to outline their demands to implement additional safety protocols.

Oct 18, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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