COVID-19 surge shutters New York City public schools
COVID-19 surge shutters
New York City public schools .
Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, the entire public school
system in New York City will close down on Thursday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed the news
on Twitter, saying the city needed to “fight
back the second wave of COVID-19.”.
Roughly 300,000 children who have
been attending in-person classes will
now switch to all-remote instruction.
The closure is due to the city
reaching its three percent
“threshold of test positivity citywide.”.
Over the past seven days,
there has been a daily average of
1,672 new COVID-19 cases.
According to de Blasio, although the closure is
temporary, in-person teaching will not just immediately resume
when the positivity rate falls below three percent again. .
He plans to wait for community spread
to stabilize first rather than create a disruptive
back-and-forth for children and teachers.
Although in-person teaching has been halted,
indoor dining and gyms will remain open at
reduced capacity. .
According to the ‘NYT,’ parents are infuriated by the state’s
priorities, especially since this latest spike does not appear
to have been caused by the reopened schools.