New York City students will return to school in the fall with a "blended learning" model, the mayor announced Wednesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said most students will attend in-person classes two or three days a week, depending on the week, and learn online the other days. He said face coverings and social distancing will be required, along with hand washing stations and new cleaning protocols.
Families who aren't comfortable having their children return to school can choose to stay remote and hey will be given the chance to opt back in on a quarterly basis. Last week, the mayor said a Department of Education survey found 75% of families wanted their kids to return.
NYC which was once the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic has a public school system, with more than 1 million people, which is the largest in the country.