Reopening Announcements

Reopening Announcements

Learning Bridges Free Child Care

Learning Bridges is a new program that provides free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. 

Reopening Information

PS 115 Programming model choice

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The health and safety of students and staff are of the utmost priority when considering reopening schools.

This guidance has been developed collaboratively with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and Health + Hospitals. 

The key tenets of NYCDOE’s plan align to CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance on school reopening. In addition to these public health protocols, we are prioritizing mental health, social-emotional learning and trauma-informed supports for all schools.


Reopening Plan table


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Physical Distancing

All individuals in school buildings should remain at least 6 feet apart. We will work with schools to create conditions that make physical distancing possible.
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Wear a Face Covering

Face coverings will be required inside school buildings.
Exceptions will be developmentally- and age-appropriate, consistent with guidance of health agencies, and paired with increased PPE for staff.
NYCDOE is procuring and distributing PPE for students and staff to use inside school buildings.
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Keep Hands Clean

There will be increased access and regular opportunities for students and staff to wash hands or use hand sanitizer throughout the day.
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Signage and Floor Markings

Schools will have signage that upholds NYC Health’s Four Core Actions for Prevention.
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