New York City public schools will reopen with 'blended learning' in the fall
Many students will only be in school buildings two or three days a week due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Alexandra GarrettAssociate Editor
Alexandra is an associate editor on CNET's Performance Optimization team. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, and interned with CNET's Tech and News teams while in school. Prior to joining CNET full time, Alexandra was a breaking news fellow at Newsweek, where she covered current events and politics.
"Blended learning simply means at some points in the week you're leaning in person in the classroom, at other points in the week you're learning remotely," de Blasio said Wednesday.
New York was once the epicenter of the
pandemic in the US. Schools across the nation were closed in March in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
The mayor said that schools will require face masks and social distancing. Schools will also set-up hand washing and sanitizing stations along with nightly deep cleaning protocols. Families who don't feel comfortable with their child returning to school can opt into full online learning, the mayor said.