Cuomo undercuts de Blasio, says schools are 'safe' after NYC shutters them

New York City schools closing because of rising covid-19 rates

Jewish schools and other private schools in New York City will remain open even as the city shutters its public school buildings starting Thursday, amid a rise in new COVID-19 cases in the city.

Although the city has yet to be designated as an orange zone, the mayor and school chancellor announced Wednesday that schools would close in-person learning and shift to all-remote beginning Thursday because the city's metrics showed a 3.00% positivity rate in the seven-day average.

"We must fight back the second wave of Covid-19", he wrote on Twitter. "Our schools have been safe, extraordinarily safe".

"The data's very clear that we have to keep our children safe, our educators safe", de Blasio told CBS. We can't just stand pat with a strategy that worked before when conditions are changing.

De Blasio said he was sympathetic to those complaints, but added: "Looking at the state's own number system, we're talking a week or two before we're in that orange zone status".

How unfortunate that it required a real crisis to bring them together: Gotham is headed back into the dreaded "Orange Zone" where closures are imminent and follow the shutdown of the city's public schools. New York City opened its schools for the 2020-2021 school year last month after several delays and a threatened teachers' strike. "There is also growing evidence that the more time children spend outside of school increases the risk of mental health harm and affects their ability to truly learn", the statement said. The rate in the schools is.17%.

Horace Mann in the Bronx made a decision to shift to remote learning until January 19 after a student tested positive for COVID-19, the school said Wednesday in a letter to parents.

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"This is an example of what makes New York City great", he said at the time. In-person school resumed September 21 for pre-kindergarteners and some special education students. And, in fact, there are 60,000 kids in New York City that don't even have a connected device.

"I don't know what I'm going to do, except pull my hair out", she said. I guess they'll have paper handouts.

Mayor de Blasio says the city's infection rate is 3 percent - he has used the threshold to close schools.

De Blasio noted that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, has indicated that all of New York City could be declared an orange zone under the state's guidelines, which would trigger the shutdown of gyms, as well as indoor service at bars and restaurants. "It's very likely going to be in the next week or two".

From Sept. 8 through this week, according to a state website that tracks the virus in schools, positive cases totaled five at P.S. 6; one each at Browning and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art & Performing Arts; four at Chapin; zero at both Collegiate and P.S. 87; nine at Columbia Grammar & Prep; and seven at Trinity. She said she would "look on the sunny side and just bear it for a few weeks", hoping schools would reopen soon.

"If I had to predict, you're going to see a significant spike post-Thanksgiving", Cuomo said.

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