As of May 1, 78 Department of Education employees have died due to complications caused by the novel coronavirus. 

Those who have passed away include 28 teachers, 28 paraprofessionals, three food service staffers, two administrators, two facilities staffers, two school aids, two guidance counselors, a parent-teacher coordinator, a School Computer Technology Specialist and three central office employees. 

Out of the school-based staff members who have died because of the virus, 25 worked in schools in Brooklyn, 18 worked in the Bronx, 14 worked in Queens, 8 in Manhattan and four in a Staten Island school, according to the DOE. 

“In addition to these individuals, we’ve lost

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