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NYC: Boy died from allergic reaction, staff now required to call 911 for emergencies

Nov 13, 2017, CBS News NYC: After Boy Dies From Allergic Reaction, City Requires Child Care Staff To Call 911 In Emergencies http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/11/13/preschool-allergy-death-probe/ Top city officials joined forces Monday after a 3-year-old boy died from an allergic reaction at his Harlem school. As CBS2’s Reena Roy reported, they announced a new requirement to make sure it does not happen again. Elijah Silvera was preschooler at the Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem, which remained closed Monday as the investigation into his death continued. Elijah’s family said staff at the preschool did not call 911 when he had an allergic reaction – and now, the city will be making that a requirement. …Relatives said he was given a grilled cheese sandwich despite the school documenting and knowing about his severe allergy to dairy. “We are doing everything we can to make sure that an incident like this never happens again,” said Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner David Hansell. … The new rule will be implemented soon and will also be included in the yearly training for early learning and pre-K staff members. …