New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza released a letter Wednesday announcing schools would be closed on Thursday.
“Beginning Thursday, November 19, all school buildings will be closed, and all learning will proceed remotely for all students, until further notice,” the letter read. “You will hear from your principal shortly about next steps for you and your student. Please note that this is a temporary closure, and school buildings will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.”
New York City has reached the three percent testing positivity seven-day average threshold.
Mayor Bill de Blasio also confirmed the temporarily closing of public schools via Twitter — private schools will not be impacted.
As of now, Crown Heights schools will remain open.
New York City has reached the 3% testing positivity 7-day average threshold. Unfortunately, this means public school buildings will be closed as of tomorrow, Thursday Nov. 19, out an abundance of caution.
We must fight back the second wave of COVID-19.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 18, 2020