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NYC Schools To Close Again Starting Tomorrow, As City Officially Hits 3% Positivity Threshold

By Claire Leaden

NYC Schools To Close Again Starting Tomorrow, As City Officially Hits 3% Positivity Threshold

COVID-19 positivity rates have been climbing in NYC over the past few weeks, and now they have hit a dangerous threshold: a 3% testing positivity rate over a 7-day average.

When NYC schools reopened back in September, it was under the condition that that numbers stayed below 3% (note this was Mayor de Blasio’s specification for NYC, which is different than the statewide 5% threshold). Mayor de Blasio made the news official just earlier today, only days after he urged New Yorkers that there was limited time to stop a second coronavirus wave in the city.

All NYC schools will close to in-person learning tomorrow, Nov. 19, until further notice.

No word has yet been made on indoor dining and gyms.

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