COVID-19 Reporting

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It is with great sadness that we report on DOE employees who have lost their lives to COVID-19 since March 16, 2020.

Each number represents a life, a member of one the DOE school communities or offices, and each one showed dedication, commitments, and service to our 1.1 million students. Though these deaths are not confirmed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) as related to COVID-19, they were self-reported to us as such. Out of respect for the privacy of families during their mourning we are limiting the level of detail, and we are not disclosing lists of names of those who we have lost.

We have lost 91 DOE employees:

  • 87 school-based employees
    • 36 are teachers
    • 30 are paraprofessionals
    • 9 are food service staffers
    • 3 are guidance counselors
    • 2 are administrators
    • 2 are facilities staff
    • 3 are school aides
    • 2 are school secretaries
    • 1 is a parent coordinator
    • 1 is a School Computer Technology Specialist
  • 4 central office employees

Tributes to our Lost Heroes

Visit the Staff Tributes page which is dedicated to telling some of the stories of the colleagues who we lost far too soon. 

Staff Supports

Staff can sign into the InfoHub to find information about confidential grief counseling and crisis support.