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Local Law 68 Letter – HID with no T-12s

Local Law 68 Letter – HID with no T-12s In February 2011, New York City announced a comprehensive plan to increase the energy efficiency and environmental quality of NYC schools. An important aspect of the plan is to address polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) present in many fluorescent lighting fixtures installed in our school buildings between 1950 and 1978. The program includes the replacement of all T-12 fluorescent lamps with magnetic ballasts and older high intensity discharge (HID) lighting which may have contained PCBs.

Ebola Virus Infromation

Ebola Virus Infromation On Thursday, October 23, 2014, a physician residing in Manhattan who had recently worked with patients in Guinea developed a fever. EMS was contacted and the doctor was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where a diagnosis of Ebola was confirmed. This is the first case of Ebola in New York City.

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) are working together to ensure that you have the most up-to-date guidance about Ebola. Attached is a letter to families from Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Commissioner, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.