NYC Schools First In Line To Get COVID Test Kits

Gothamist reports:

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said the state is expecting to receive millions of additional COVID-19 tests by the end of this week, and will make most of them available to school districts, including one million kits—each with two tests—for New York City’s schools.

“They can be in hand for the school districts to be able to deploy them the way they choose,” Hochul said at a press conference Monday.

In an interview on NY1 last week, United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew indicated that – without a major expansion in testing – the union could block a return to buildings on January 3rd. The union represents 94,000 teachers and other aides.

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