In New York City, 55 school-based staff members have tested positive for Covid-19 as a result of priority testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.

Almost 17,000 school-based staff have taken advantage of “priority testing,” the mayor said, returning a .32% positivity rate.

“That tells us a lot” he said notably that efforts to fight back the disease are “working,” and that school workers are being “diligent.”

He said 98% of the results came back within 48 hours. 

There are 22 priority testing sites available at Health and Hospital facilities for students and staff this week, which will turn results in a 24-48 hour period.

This is free for any student or DOE employee, de Blasio said.



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