NY State says students can now sit 3ft apart

NY State says students can now sit 3ft apart

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is easing reopening restrictions on schools to allow most students to sit closer together, as long as they continue to wear masks. The change released Friday is expected to allow schools to bring more students back in to buildings and reduce their reliance on distance learning. President Joe Biden has made it a priority to full reopen K-8 schools by the end of April, but superintendents in New York have been frustrated by the state’s delay in acting on revised federal guidelines that say students wearing masks can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom instead of 6 feet.

Read the full update from the state, https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Pre-K_to_Grade_12_Schools_MasterGuidance.pdf

 

Photo: FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, desks and chairs are stacked in an empty classroom after the permanent closure of Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy in Brooklyn borough of New York.(AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)