Gov. Cuomo pushes back on plan to close NYC schools when coronavirus positivity rate hits 3%

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that New York City should “seriously consider” keeping public schools open even if the coronavirus positivity rate hits 3% as expected in coming days or weeks.The governor said the city should consider the lower positive rates within schools — compared to the community — before shutting down.“If the school has a much lower rate, the school is not part of the problem,” Cuomo said. “You could argue that keeping kids in the schools is part of the solution.”New York City authorities came up with the 3% figure in the summer to mandate school closures as a …

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