Tell Mayor de Blasio that school buildings must be safe before they reopen

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We cannot allow the mayor to put students and families in harm's way. That's why the UFT has laid out a clear set of safety measures each school must meet before it can reopen.

Please join the fight and tell the mayor to adopt the union’s three-point safety plan.

  1. Supplies: Each school must pass the union’s comprehensive safety review, including the presence of a school nurse, sufficient protective equipment and cleaning supplies and proper ventilation.
  2. Procedures: Each school must have a COVID building response team responsible for implementing the procedures needed to keep the virus at bay and to isolate and deal with it quickly if there is a case.  
  3. Testing: Every child and adult should be tested before entering the building. Experts say that without pre-screening, the virus will walk into school buildings on Day 1. We are also demanding a rigorous protocol of random, intermittent testing, and tracing once schools resume in-person learning to detect asymptomatic spread.
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