You are reading

10 Queens Public Schools Have Had Positive COVID-19 Cases Since Reopening

Photo: NYC DOE

Sept. 16, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Staffers at 10 Queens public schools have tested positive for COVID-19 since teachers and administrators returned to schools across the city on Sept. 8.

The 10 schools are among 56 citywide, where positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed, according to a list the Department of Education provided from Sept. 8 through Monday, Sept. 14.

Each Queens school on the list had just one confirmed case of the virus, the DOE said. The schools are listed below.

P.S. 197 The Ocean School in Far Rockaway

P.S. 55 The Maure Magnet School of Communication Arts, Technology and Multimedia in Richmond Hill

P.S. 349 The Queens School for Leadership and Excellence in Jamaica

P.S. 84 Steinway in Astoria

Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows

P.S. 90 Horace Mann in Richmond Hill

I.S. 230 in Jackson Heights

P.S. 111 Jacob Blackwell in Long Island City

P75Q @ 276 Robert E. Peary School in Jamaica

P.S. 9 Walter Reed School in Maspeth

The schools have remained opened and all employees who have tested positive are self-isolating, a spokesperson for the DOE said.

The city’s Test & Trace Corps, together with the Department of Health are investigating each case to identify close contacts. They have instructed all close contacts to quarantine as well.

Roughly 17,000 schools employees have been tested for COVID-19 at the city’s 22 priority sites. The positivity rate among staffers tested is .32 percent.

The priority testing provides test results within 48 hours and is available to all public school staff members and students.

Beginning next month, all schools will have mandatory monthly COVID-19 testing of a random sample of students and employees.

Students return to school buildings on Monday, Sept. 21 for a mix of in-person and remote learning.

email the author: [email protected]

One Comment

Click for Comments 
Anonymous

Schools should not open for classes yet.
Not untill this Virus has been gone & safe.
You will be putting students in danger.
Thanks

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Queens Public Library celebrates Black History Month with nearly 150 programs highlighting Black resistance, culture

Feb. 2, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed

Throughout February, Queens Public Library will celebrate “Black Resistance” — the theme of its 2023 Black History Month observance — with nearly 150 comprehensive programs and initiatives, including theater performances, author talks and art workshops for all ages, spotlighting various aspects of Black heritage, culture and resilience. 

Popular places where you can watch the Super Bowl in Queens

Feb. 2, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi

Hey, football fans! Game time is fast approaching, and across the city and here in Queens, you can feel the excitement brewing as the two teams prepare to take the field on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12. So, kick back and watch the big game, and don’t miss Rihanna’s exciting performance during halftime.