NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Parents and educators rallied at New York City Hall on Saturday, pushing for a remote option in schools.
They’re concerned about the safety of students and staff with in-person instruction mandatory and a rise in COVID cases.READ MORE: Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger, Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver
They’re calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education to allow remote learning.READ MORE: FDNY Union To Protest NYC Vaccine Mandate Thursday Outside Gracie Mansion
“One that is a permanent part of our workplace policy, not temporary and just for the duration of this pandemic,” said Shahana Hanif, Democratic nominee for New York City Council – Brooklyn.
“We’d all much rather be home working and teaching and keeping each other and our kids safe,” art educator Tajh Sutton said.MORE NEWS: Man Facing Murder Charges After Jeanette Willem Killed With Hammer At Northvale Industrial Complex
Earlier this week, the city annoucned it’s upgrading health and safety measures in schools with testing every week.