New York City public schools will close indefinitely as positivity rate rises

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New York City schools will close for in-person classes beginning Thursday, November 19.
  • New York City schools will be closed for in-person learning beginning Thursday and remain closed until further notice, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday
  • Over the past week, the positivity rate for COVID-19 tests administered reached 3% — the threshold officials set to determine whether schools should close, he said.
  • "We must fight back the second wave of COVID-19," de Blasio said.
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