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NYC schools to close ‘indefinitely’ as city’s weekly Covid-19 positive rate reaches 3%

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New York City’s public-school system is to close its doors “indefinitely,” officials announced, after the city’s seven-day coronavirus positive rate hit three percent. They won’t necessarily open their doors when it dips, either.

Schools will suspend all in-person instruction on Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed via tweet on Wednesday. In-person classes are not expected to begin again anytime soon – de Blasio has said he doesn’t want to “disrupt” the lives of children, parents and teachers by switching back and forth between open and closed every few days as the seven-day positivity average fluctuates.