Mayor de Blasio Lifts Two Case Rule for Schools


Mayor Bill de Blasio is making it easier for schools in New York City to remain open.

He’s getting rid of the rule that said a school would automatically close if there were two unrelated cases of coronavirus. De Blasio will announce a replacement plan in the coming days.

Because of the decision, the city is also extending the window for students to opt in for in-person learning until Friday.

“They want to make sure schools are going to be open. We wanted to give parents this information today and give them the rest of the week until the end of Friday to make a decision on whether they want to opt-in,” de Blasio said.

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