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NYC Plans to Double Covid Testing in School When Students Return

A student arrives on the first classes at a public school in the Bronx.
A student arrives on the first classes at a public school in the Bronx.Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg
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New York City will double Covid PCR testing in schools when students return in January, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

De Blasio, Mayor-elect Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul all spoke on Tuesday at a virus briefing of the importance of bringing students back to school in January, for kids and for parents. Schools are the “safest places to be in New York City,” de Blasio said.