New York City schools close as coronavirus cases climb
New York City is closing down public schools after the city's seven-day average reached the 3% positive testing rate threshold. All students will transition to remote learning. CNN's Bianna Golodryga has more.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to close New York City schools as the city reaches 3 percent Covid-19 positivity rate. In a heated exchange with a reporter, Cuomo pointed to the city's previous decisions with shutting down schools and state laws that have been put in place. New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the #coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big #US #school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. FRANCE 24's Jessica Le Masurier tells us more. New York City's mayor sought to lockdown schools and non-essential businesses in nine neighborhoods as COVID-19 cases spike. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo responded by shutting the schools starting Tuesday—businesses still have two days. CGTN's John Terrett reports. The nation's largest public school system is returning to fully-remote learning as coronavirus cases rise. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday afternoon that the shutdown begins Thursday. Watch his remarks.