Mayor de Blasio tells public teachers to ‘show up’ and serve people

Mayor Bill de Blasio told New York City public school teachers Thursday to put aside fears about contracting the novel coronavirus and to “rise up to the occasion” by returning to school buildings for in-person classes this fall during a press conference on Thursday.

“Answer the call, our transit workers did, our first responders did, our health care workers did … Show up and serve people that’s what our constituents depend on, that’s what parents and kids believe we are here to do and certainly taxpayers as well,” de Blasio told reporters. “It’s a moment to be there for families.”

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Mayor Bill de Blasio told New York City public school teachers Thursday to put aside fears about contracting the novel coronavirus and to “rise […]

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