Rockland BOCES is back to work as of yesterday with full in-school instruction taking place five days a week for the first time since the pandemic began. That’s thanks they say to the warmer weather and a fully-vaccinated faculty and staff. In a video posted on YouTube, BOCES deputy superintendent Dr. Mary Jane Marsico said it’s been a challenging year…
And that was BOCES superintendent Dr. Sarah Chauncey.
In other COVID news, New Yorkers 16 and older are now eligible as of yesterday to get vaccinated, but they and 17 year-olds are only permitted to get the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson had limited their trials to those 18 and older. Pfizer had tested theirs on children as young as 12, but not enough of them to get emergency use authorization.
COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we lost three more to COVID, the total is 930. We’ve got 44 hospitalized confirmed with coronavirus, and 1,743 active cases. Our total case count is 44,384, that’s 234 more than Tuesday.