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State officials recently launched “The COVID-19 Report Card,” an online dashboard which tracks real-time COVID-19 infections and testing operations of every New York school and school district.
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and several unions agreed to delay the beginning of the COVID-impacted 2020-21 school year from Sept. 10 to Sept. 21.
According to a review of COVID-19 testing data by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association, at least 97,000 kids tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July. It marked a 40% increase for children in the United States.