New York City Schools Close as Coronavirus Cases Surge

By Kurt Stolz on 18 November 2020
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New York City Schools will temporarily close starting Thursday as the seven-day rolling average for the Covid-19 positivity rate hit 3%.

The news was announced by the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, using the mayoral Twitter account.

“New York City has reached the 3% testing positivity 7-day average threshold,” he said in the tweet. “Unfortunately, this means public school buildings will be closed as of tomorrow, Thursday November 19, out an abundance of caution.”

While the 3% positivity rate represents the city as a whole, it doesn’t represent the city’s schools, where the positivity rate has been 0.2%.

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