The Archdiocese of New York is demanding the city pay for and administer COVID-19 testing for students in Catholic schools in the coronavirus yellow zones in order to meet the mandatory 20 percent testing threshold, which will allow schools to remain open for in-person learning. Lawyers for the archdiocese continue to assert that Catholic school children are entitled to this testing, under law, saying “Section 912 of the Education Law clearly requires that school boards must provide children attending nonpublic schools within their districts with ‘all of the health and welfare services’ they provide to their public school students, including ‘the administration of health screening tests.”

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