Rep. Adriano Espaillat to Hold Press Conference at Washington Heights Academy Demanding NYC Schools to Close Amid Ongoing Coronavirus Outbreak

March 15, 2020
Press Release

NEW YORK, NYRepresentative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will hold a press conference tomorrow, Monday, March 16th starting at 8:00 a.m. at Washington Heights Academy located at 202 Sherman Avenue, New York, NY 10034 to reiterate his calls to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to close schools immediately to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.


Earlier today, Rep. Espaillat sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio further outlining his call for immediate action to close city schools to protect youth and families as efforts continue to combat the virus.


WHO:            Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)     


WHAT:          Press Conference Calling for NYC Schools to Close to Prevent Spread of the Coronavirus  


WHEN:          Monday, March 16, 2020

                        8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


WHERE:       Washington Heights Academy

                        202 Sherman Avenue

                        New York, NY  10034


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First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his second term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the House Small Business Committee.  He serves as a Senior Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) where he also serves in a leadership role as CHC Whip. He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing. Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx.  To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at


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