Mayor Eric Adams repeated on Tuesday something he’s been saying for weeks as COVID-19 cases ticked upward across the city: Public schools will not shut down.
“I don’t want anyone to get this mixed up,” Adams said during his first formal press briefing in the City Hall Blue Room on Jan. 18. “Our schools are going to remain open. We are not going to do anything that is going to stop our children from coming into schools.”
Much of Adams’ briefing — in which reporters were in person at the Blue Room for the first time in nearly two years — focused on school attendance rates, how his policies regarding education have been carried out and the importance of keeping schools safe and open.