Please read the following from the NYC Department of Education:
Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in thousands of people
worldwide, primarily in China. A “novel coronavirus” is a strain that has not been
previously found in humans. This novel coronavirus can lead to fever, cough
and shortness of breath.
There are currently zero diagnoses in New York City, and the risk to New
Yorkers is low. The City is monitoring the outbreak closely and working with our
partners at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Right now, everyone should go about their daily lives, but practice the same
precautions you do during cold and flu season: Cover your mouth and nose with
a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing, wash your
hands with soap and water often, and stay home if you are feeling sick.
If you were recently in Wuhan, China and have a fever and either cough or
shortness of breath, call your health care provider.
At this time there is no need to cancel field trips.
To learn more, visit the Health Department’s website at nyc.gov/health and