Only in Print: School Closures Take Toll on Kids

Doctors say repeated opening and closing of schools can negatively affect kids. (Photo: CNS/Valaurian Waller)

WINDSOR TERRACE — The start of the 2020-2021 academic year last month began positively as schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn reopened on time, with proper health and safety measures enforced.

However, after Governor Andrew Cuomo mandated temporary school closures on Oct. 5 due to a spike of corona-
virus cases in certain areas, families had to quickly adjust their schedules and ways of life at home.

Ten Catholic schools in the designated red and orange zones (areas with clusters of cases) had to go back to re-
mote learning for at least two weeks…

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