Instances of COVID-19 have remained low in metropolis faculties through the summer season session, ongoing check outcomes present.
Simply 0.12 p.c of scholars and workers on the Division of Schooling’s new Summer time Rising program examined optimistic for COVID-19, based on a DOE report.
The DOE has up to now performed 19,338 checks on in-person Summer time Rising college students and workers from July 6, when Summer time Rising started, by way of July 21.
Simply 21 of them got here again optimistic.
Brooklyn confirmed the best charge, at 0.14 p.c, and Manhattan the bottom, at 0.07 p.c.
The present citywide charge of people that examined optimistic for COVID-19 was 2.12 p.c, averaged over seven days from July 21.
The positivity charge for Summer time Rising can also be decrease than the cumulative positivity charge for your entire 2020-21 cumulative faculty 12 months, 0.4 p.c.
Summer time Rising is the DOE’s alternative for conventional summer season faculty. Not like conventional summer season faculty, it’s open to all college students within the metropolis, and consists of enrichment actions.
Town doesn’t require lecturers and workers be vaccinated towards COVID-19.
However beginning Monday, the DOE will supply vaccinations at 25 Summer time Rising websites to college students, workers, and fogeys.
That’s “a part of an ongoing effort to get DOE staff vaccinated,” a DOE rep mentioned in a information launch.