November 19, 2020
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City public schools closed Thursday as a second wave of COVID-19 strikes the city, forcing students to return to remote learning.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he and the Department of Education are working on new standards to reopen schools, but parents are irritated about the decision to shut down, CBS2’s John Dias reported Thursday.
Parents argue the decision to close schools, but not businesses like spas and restaurants, doesn’t make sense. De Blasio has indicated it’s only a matter of time before those close, too.
Public school parents and their children rallied outside City Hall on Thursday in a call for in-person classes to resume.
“You have to be on a screen much longer and it’s funner to actually see people,” said 8-year-old Hannah Tenold-Nome, who doesn’t want to go back to remote learning.