New York City Schools will be open on Monday. This may change soon.

According to De Blasio’s spokesman, Bill Nehardt, the 7-day average test positivity rate, how many Kovid-19 tests returned positive, was 2.57% on Sunday morning.

The test results made a proposal for at least one day for the only major school system to reopen for individual classrooms since spring.

As part of a conversation with the teachers union, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that all would return to school on distance learning if the 7-day test positivity rate exceeded 3%. In the past week, New York City has approached, with a fear of 3%, and on Friday, the single-day positivity rate reached 3.0%.

“Schools are currently open based on today’s 7-day test positivity rate. Again, we expect more test results to be recorded in the system in the form of daily test positivity backfill and increase, but today’s Don’t expect that increase to push 7-days to an average of 3%, ”Netherhad said in an email.

The mayor thanked him in a tweet and warned against decency.

“Thankfully, schools will be open on Mondays, but we have to keep struggling with everything,” he said.

No evidence spread in school

The schools reopened in September wearing masks of students and teachers, with fewer students in class each day and schedules for gobs of hand sanitizers.

So far, at least, there is little evidence that New York City schools have contributed to the spread of the virus. A test program aimed at randomly testing 10–20% of the student and staff population at the same school once a month, out of 16,348 trials, only 28 coronovirus cases have been discovered, a minimum of 0.17% Positivity rate, De Blasio said every month.
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Nevertheless, officials said that on Friday, the school system’s 1.1 million students and 75,000 teachers should prepare “out of an abundance of caution” for a brief period of distance education.

Chancellor of New York City Schools, Richard Carranza, wrote in a letter to the principal on Friday, “We have faced these challenges before and are ready for any situation that comes our way.” “The New Yorkers have proven that they are ready and willing to do collective work to fight this virus.”

Andrew Cuomo of the New York government acknowledged Blasio’s right to close schools at a 3% positivity rate on Friday, but said he was open to a new statewide policy to keep classrooms open. In the summer, the state set a 7-day average positivity rate that exceeded 9% as a threshold for schools.

As cases have grown, the state has ordered gyms and bartenders businesses to be closed by 10 pm and private gatherings in private homes in New York State to be restricted to 10 people in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. has given.

CNN’s Annie Grier, Ray Sanchez, Taylor Romin and Jonathan Kubiak contributed to this report.


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