City to end elementary school quarantines criticized by working parents

New York City’s public schools will end a quarantine policy that disrupts working parents by keeping thousands of elementary school kids home every day, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

The change will begin on Sept. 27.

The current rule requires that elementary school students quarantine for 10 days any time that anyone in their classroom receives a positive Covid-19 test result. A week into the school year, 441 classrooms and one entire school have closed, according to the Covid tracker run by the Department of Education, an estimated 11,000 kids.

The new policy says that masked children who stay three feet apart don’t have to quarantine for a positive case.

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