The New York Daily News reports:
City schools will remain open Monday, Mayor de Blasio said, pointing to the latest COVID infection rate. The latest seven-day average of COVID tests coming back positive was 2.57%, according to Hizzoner, who previously set 3% as the level that would trigger school closure.
“Thankfully, schools will remain open on Monday,” he tweeted Sunday, “but we have to keep fighting back with everything we’ve got.”
Recent weeks have seen an alarming uptick in COVID cases in New York City and nationwide. On Friday, the city imposed a 10 p.m. curfew for bars, restaurants and gyms, and Gov. Cuomo has deemed most of Staten Island a “yellow zone” entailing further restrictions.
Today’s indicators are similar to yesterday:
• 117 patients admitted to the hospital
• 937 new cases
• The test positivity 7-day average is 2.57%
Thankfully, schools will remain open on Monday, but we have to keep fighting back with everything we’ve got.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 15, 2020