NYC school COVID testing is falling short, some educators say

NYC school COVID testing is falling short, some educators say

As city officials investigated whether a slew of positive COVID cases should close down Millennium Brooklyn High School, science teacher Mike Stivers tried to get swabbed on Tuesday during the school’s weekly testing visit.

Stivers and other teachers were turned away. They hadn’t filled out the newly required consent forms three days earlier — before many knew they had been potentially exposed.

By the end of the day Stivers had a scratchy throat. After the school bell rang, he headed to a city testing site where he waited for an hour-and-a-half. The result: positive.

“They left the building with unused tests. It was a real slap in the face,” Stivers said. “There were people who wanted tests, they seemed to have at least some tests to administer, but they wouldn’t do that.”

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