De Blasio mandates weekly COVID testing of school staff and students

Students and staff at New York City public schools will be tested every week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday — a day after the city’s teachers union demand ramped up testing frequency. 

“We will now go to weekly testing. We’ll be testing in elementary, middle and high school each school every week,” said de Blasio at his daily press briefing, held remotely from City Hall. “That will allow more kids to safely remain in the classrooms.”

The new policy will go into effect Sept. 27, he said.

The announcement came after on Sunday United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew called on the mayor and his schools chief

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