This map shows all known active interventions and cases of COVID-19 at New York City public schools. It is updated Sunday through Friday at 6:00 PM.
- A blue dot indicates that at least one positive case has been reported to the Situation Room at this school today.
- A yellow dot indicates a school is under assessment.
- A red dot indicates a school has transitioned to fully remote for 5 days.
Situation Room Summary
The data below reflects Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks Stay Safe, Stay Open plan, a multi-pronged approach for safely returning to school in-person for NYC schools, which includes:
- An expansion of the nation’s largest in-school surveillance testing program to double the number of individuals tested in each school including both unvaccinated students and vaccinated students, as well as staff.
- Every student and adult in a classroom with a positive case will immediately receive an at-home rapid test kit and will need to take two tests in five days.
- Making vaccination easily accessible and available for all, a vaccine mandate for all in-school staff members, universal indoor masking, physical distancing, and fully functioning ventilation systems backed up by two air purifiers in every classroom.
- Read the Press release from January 3, 2022: Mayor Adams and Schools Chancellor Banks Emphasize Health and Safety in Day One School Visits
Classroom Closure: a Situation Room intervention where the positive case is either a student, teacher, paraprofessional, or other types of classroom-based educators, and the most likely result is an entire classroom quarantining.
Partial Classroom Quarantine: a Situation Room intervention where the positive case is a student, teacher, paraprofessional, or other types of classroom-based educators.
Non-Classroom Quarantine: a Situation Room intervention where the staff type is someone who wouldn't necessarily be in a classroom and does not require the quarantine of a classroom e.g. school secretary, parent coordinator, facilities staff, and the most likely result does not include the closure of a classroom.
This information was compiled by the DOE COVID Response Situation Room—a multi-agency partnership between the Department of Education, Department of Health and Mental Health, and the Test & Trace Corps—to facilitate a rapid response to positive COVID-19 cases in public schools.
- For more information on protocols at our schools, please visit the Health and Safety page.