A staff member at a Staten Island school has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a letter sent to the school community that was obtained by NY1.

The letter says anyone who has come into contact with the teacher will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

People familiar with the situation tell NY1's Amanda Farinacci that at least 50 staffers have to quarantine. 


The only students currently attending in-person learning at New York City schools are 3-K, pre-K and special education students. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade and K-through-eight schools return next Monday; middle and high schools reopen October 1.

The start of in-person learning has been pushed back twice for most New York City public school students. Remote learning began for those students on Monday.

The city is giving students two options: they can either come in for in-person learning two days a week and learn remotely the other three days, or they can learn remotely all five days.