NYC Teachers Call For Mass Sickout Over Open Schools

The New York Post reports:

New York City teachers are calling for a “mass sickout” on Wednesday in response to Mayor de Blasio’s insistence on keeping public schools open amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Twitter postings calling for the sickout started appearing Friday, with nervous teachers consulting colleagues about taking the drastic action to protect themselves and their families.

In an appearance on MSNBC on Saturday, Mayor de Blasio stuck to his guns about keeping schools open. Closure would cause “a cascading effect,” impacting the subways and hospitals because transit and health-care workers would stay home with kids, de Blasio said.