The covid-19 is not looking great across the US.
He'd said last week a shutdown could come within days.
"The city established the 3% infection rate threshold to make sure that schools did not become centers to spread the coronavirus", Mulgrew said in a statement. Attendance at houses of worship would be limited to 25 people.
"When you think about the restaurants, when you think about the gyms right now, thank God they have not been a major nexus of the problem", he said. That's because every public school district and private school in NY state was required to write their own reopening plans, including their own thresholds for closure. Cuomo asked. "Read the law and you won't get confused".
New York City's public school system, the nation's largest, called a halt to in-classroom instruction on Wednesday, citing a jump in coronavirus infection rates, as the USA death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic surpassed a grim new milestone of 250,000 lives lost. The 3-percent threshold, which obliges in-person public education be temporarily shut down, was set by the city administration over the summer. "We have to be very careful not to really emphasize on that because the protection is probably limited. People continue to go to bars", said Taylor.
With the way decisions have been made, Taylor said she does not have confidence that things will get better in the months to come. Some families may be wary of returning to classrooms as the city struggles with another wave of the pandemic, even as experts have indicated the schools are relatively safe and have reported relatively few coronavirus cases. He also says Christmas should be of concern.
"The schools are killing it", Malvern said. The recent clinical trials have shown positive results, and it is expected that an approved vaccine will be available in the early months of next year. "At the same time, even when they are together, they should take precautions".
"My daughter is going to wake up in a city, where the children in our neighborhood that attend private schools, that attend Catholic schools and attend charter schools will still have their schools open, and my daughter's will be closed", Karen Vaites, a Manhattan parent, told WABC.
On Wednesday, the ten-day rolling average was up to 2.5 percent, leading de Blasio to decide to close down the city's public school system.
"Today's a tough day, but this is a temporary situation", de Blasio said Wednesday in an afternoon press conference that occurred five hours after his briefing was initially scheduled. "This is a setback, but it's a setback we will overcome". "We're not seeing schools being big contributors to the rise", Brownstein said.
To keep students spread out, the city offered in-person learning only part-time, with youngsters logging on from home the rest of the time.
"We're grateful for the commissioner's service, and wish her well in Washington", said Transportation Alternatives director Danny Harris.
Levine added, "We should be prioritizing reopening for elementary school students and students with special needs because we know that there's a pedagogical cost and a social-emotional cost to online learning". Even under the mayor's hybrid model, most students are learning from home on any given school day.
At the same time, Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday announced the settlement of another lawsuit that will require Verizon to build out its footprint to reach an additional 500,000 households in New York City, prioritizing the least-connected community districts and ensuring connectivity for every public housing resident in a New York City Housing Authority building.
The city's more than 1 million public school students will now be taught entirely online, as most already are. "We should be prioritizing our children, not profits".