New York City is setting up a Covid-19 “Situation Room” for the Department of Education


    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city has also created a Covid-19 Response “Situation Room” specifically for the Department of Education (DOE).

    “This situation room will provide rapid response, each and every test result where there is a need for action, it will go right to this central command HQ, quick decisions will be made, action will be taken,” he said. 

    It will be comprised of DOE, Test & Trace and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene staff, and open six days a week.

    It will also have a direct hotline for principals, and be responsible for daily public reporting.

    It will be led by NYC Buildings Commissioner Melanie La Rocca, who called the task at hand “unprecedented,” adding that the process will be “very straight forward.”



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