May 24, 2021 - Health

New York City schools will have no remote option this fall

New York City public schools "will be back in their classroom in September, all in-person, no remote," Mayor Bill de Blasio told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday.

Why it matters: Some 1 million students in the country's largest public school district will return to class for five days a week in the city that was once the epicenter of the pandemic, where de Blasio now says "COVID is plummeting."

What they're saying: "We're almost to 8 million vaccination doses since day one. And it's just amazing to see the forward motion right now, the recovery that's happening in New York City," de Blasio said.

  • "But you can haven't a full recovery without full-strength schools, everyone back sitting in those classrooms, kids learning again. That's what we're going to have in September," he continued.
  • "We know, especially now, more and more kids and staff will get vaccinated. We've made vaccination available everywhere. It's time. It's really time to go full strength now."
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