NYC schools could shut down as early as Monday as COVID-19 cases spike

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New York City public school parents to plan for school closures as early as Monday, as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge throughout the Big Apple.The daily percentage of people testing positive citywide shot up to 3.09% Friday, the highest it’s been since June 5, de Blasio revealed Friday. The weekly average of that number, which is the metric the city applies to closing schools, hit 2.83% — just below the city’s 3% threshold.“People should get ready,” de Blasio said on Brian Lehrer’s radio show Friday. “Parents should have a plan for the res…

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