Classroom doors are swinging open for about a million New York City public school students in the nation’s largest experiment of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
The start of the school year Monday coincides with several other milestones in the city’s pandemic recovery that hinge on vaccine mandates.
Nearly all of the city’s 300,000 employees will be required to be back in their workplaces as the city ends remote work.
Many will need to get vaccinated or have weekly COVID-19 testing.
It was also decided that the city would enforce rules requiring patrons and workers to have their vaccinations before they could enter indoor restaurants, museums, and entertainment venues.