New York City closing public schools amid rise in COVID-19 cases
New York City public schools will only hold remote classes, not in person. Once after the citywide coronavirus positivity rage broke 3% over the last seven days. Seven year old sage Ho and her mom were at a playground in the East Village. When they heard the news, Sage told the W N Y C reporter. It made her feel sad. I was upset. Uh, I don't like sitting in front of a computer for a month. Do you think it makes sense for them to do that? Is Mayor de Blasio says in person classes will be suspended through at least Thanksgiving weekend. In the letter to families, schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says schools will reopen once it's safe, but did not offer specifics. So New York City public school buildings are closed Learning bridges. The city's free childcare program is open as our pre K and three K programs contract it by the city but operated by community organizations. Private schools were also allowed to remain open. The city is also distributing free meals at every public school building between 9 A.m. and noon on weekdays.