NYC To Close Schools If Positivity Rate Reaches 3 Percent


Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t backing off his promise to stop in-person learning at schools if the city’s positivity rate reaches 3 percent.

“The simple idea would be if in the morning, any morning we saw that we had unfortunately reached that three percent level on the seven-day rolling average or higher, that school day would be completed. The next day school would be shut down and everything will go all remote,” de Blasio said.

The mayor said there’s still hope that the city can fight off a second wave. However, the positivity rate is currently at 2.6 percent and is increasing.

“Everyone is being alerted to prepare for something that might be obviously longer than a single snow day that might go on for days or weeks,” de Blasio said.

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