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NYC parents are being told to plan for public school closures from MONDAY

NYC parents are being told to plan for public school closures from MONDAY as the Big Apple hits 2.83% test positive rate – even though schools only have 0.17% positive test rate

  • De Blasio told parents to ‘come up wit a plan’ in case schools close Monday
  • He has vowed to close schools completely if the positivity rate surpasses 3% 
  • On Friday, it hit 2.83% – most of the cases are in ‘clusters’ in Brooklyn and Queens 
  • Bars and restaurant across NYC which were already struggling have been told they have to close at 10pm  
  • There are now growing fears the city is heading for another lockdown  

Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on Friday morning and told parents to ‘come up with a plan’

NYC parents are being told to prepare for school closures from Monday because the city’s coronavirus test positivity rate has crept back up to 2.83 percent, even though it is only 0.17 percent in schools. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on Friday morning and told parents to ‘come up with a plan’. 

‘People should get ready. Parents should have a plan for the rest of the month of November. 

‘I think that’s the safe way to think about it, have an alternative plan beginning as early as Monday,’ he said during an appearance on the Brian Lehrer radio show. 

De Blasio is expected to face backlash if he moves forward with the plan to close classrooms despite data showing that transmission of the virus in schools has been remarkably low – with a positivity rate of just 0.17 percent. 

At the worst of the pandemic, almost 70 percent of the people being tested in New York City were positive with the virus. 

While there has been an uptick in cases, there has not been an uptick in deaths or hospitalizations. 

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