New York City to reopen primary schools despite virus surge

New York (AFP) – New York City will reopen elementary schools on December 7 and offer in-person classes for special-needs students of all ages despite a recent surge in coronavirus cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday.With many parents struggling to care for students at home and with data showing the virus largely spares young children, the city dropped a requirement for schools to close if the rate of positive virus tests exceeds three percent for a week. New York, home to the country’s largest school district, currently has a 3.1 percent rate.  The mayor told reporters the reopening …

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