NYC schools to close temporarily because of rising COVID-19 rates

NEW YORK — New York City public schools will shut down temporarily starting Thursday because of surging coronavirus cases, top city officials said Wednesday.Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said the closure would be “temporary” in an email to staffers Wednesday afternoon, but did not signal when schools would reopen.Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed the closures on Twitter minutes later after delaying his morning press briefing by at least five hours and counting.“New York City has reached the 3% testing positivity 7-day average threshold,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, this means public school bu…

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