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Poll: Most New Yorkers Would Send Their Kids To School If Safety Measures Are In Place

John Minchillo

A recent poll from Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital found that most Long Island and New York City residents would send their children to school in the fall if social distancing measures are in place.

Dana Sanneman, a spokesperson for the hospital, says while most respondents would send their children to school in the fall, with the state reopening right now, they are uncomfortable in public places.

“You still have to wear a mask when you go out and can’t maintain six feet. You still have to go out and practice proper handwashing every time you go out, and you have to maintain vigilance. There’s a good reason you’re returning to life as normal, but it’s not totally normal just yet.”

Nearly 55% of respondents say they would hesitate or refuse to take a vaccine. The hospital calls that “disturbing” and says that early research has shown that a vaccine could prevent a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus.

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