Paterson school officials are postponing students’ return to the classroom because of rising COVID-19 cases. The school board and superintendent agreed to delay the May 3 reopening until further notice.
In the last month alone, according to the district, new COVID-19 infections increased by nearly 50% in Paterson and Passaic County. Officials pointed to a surge in positive cases linked to in-school transmission.
The local teachers union was also pushing for the pause until members could be given a tour of school buildings to check that safety measures were in place.