Manhasset School District hands out at-home COVID tests ahead of students’ return to classrooms
Some Long Island schools are planning for students to head back to classes on Monday despite the recent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases.
Long Island's COVID-19 positivity rate has reached 22.69%, up from 12.13% a week before.
Despite this, some school districts, like Manhasset, are sticking with their plan to have children continue to learn in-person after winter break.
As a precaution, the school handed out around 3,000 at-home test kits to families on Sunday.
The district encourages parents to test their children before returning to school, but say a negative test is not required.
Other Long Island school districts, like Freeport Public Schools, will be holding remote learning for the week due to an uptick in cases.