Richmond Hill and Far Rockaway schools closed after staffers report second cases of COVID-19

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The city has temporarily closed two Queens public high schools on Friday after both reported a second case of the novel coronavirus among staffers in a seven-day period, the Department of Education announced.

Beach Channel Educational Campus in Far Rockaway and P.S. 90 Horace Mann in Richmond Hill reported their second COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to DOE officials, launching an investigation and a 24-hour-long shutdown of the buildings.

It is unclear when the infected staffers at Beach Channel Educational Campus and P.S. 90 took their COVID-19 tests.

Under DOE guidelines, schools will be shut down if more than one person not connected by classroom or student cohort reports testing positive for the virus within a seven-day period. So far, four public schools have had to temporarily close since buildings reopened for teachers on Sept. 8.

The first school to close its doors was P.S. 811X — the Academy for Career and Living Skill — a District 75 school in the Bronx three days after buildings reopened. District 75 schools serve the city’s most disabled students.

There are now at least 57 public schools reporting at least one positive COVID-19 case, according to the DOE. Here is of school buildings with confirmed cases confirmed by the DOE. Number one through 21 had a confirmed case with the infected staffer reporting to the school building. Numbers 22 through 35 are buildings with a confirmed case but the COVID-19 staffer had not been inside the school building.

  1. K139    P.S. 139 (OPENED 9/17) 
  2. Q280   P.S. 280
  3. X127    I.S. 127
  4. K234    I.S. 234
  5. K056    P.S. 56
  6. X131    I.S. 131
  7. K224    P.S. 224
  8. Q315   P.S. 315
  9. Q465   Far Rockaway Educational Campus
  10. K420    Franklin K Lane Educational Campus
  11. K226    P.S. 226
  12. M041   P.S. 41
  13. Q007   P.S. 7
  14. M165   P.S. 165
  15. Q410   Beach Channel Educational Campus (CLOSED)
  16. Q276   The William Wordsworth Educational Complex
  17. K405    Midwood HS
  18. M146   P.S. 146
  19. M475   Health Professions HS
  20. K005    P.S. 5 Brooklyn
  21. Q090   P.S. 90 (CLOSED)
  22. M043   Adam Clayton Powell Educational Complex
  23. M873   Manhattan Village Academy
  24. R059    The Harbor View School
  25. K026    P.S. 26
  26. X026    P.S. 396
  27. MAYQ  Harlem Hospital
  28. Q440   Forest Hills HS
  29. M191   P.S. 191
  30. M125   P.S. 125
  31. K071    I.S. 71
  32. K445    New Utrecht HS
  33. X082    I.S. 232
  34. Q227   I.S. 227
  35. K281    I.S. 281

This story originally appeared on amny.com.