New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said learning will return to the distant city only if the positivity rate reaches 3%.
Currently, the average 7-day test averages 2.57%, and Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted that schools will remain open on Mondays.
Today’s indications are similar to yesterday:
• 117 patients have been hospitalized
• 937 new cases
Positive test, average of 7 days, 2.57%
Thankfully the schools will remain open on Monday, but we have to keep fighting with all we have.
Major Bill de Blasio (NYCMayor) November 15, 2020
Daily test positivity is expected to lead to a refill and increase as more test results enter the system, but the average Sunday 7-day test is not expected to pay 3%.
However, on Saturday, parents and students gathered at Foley Square, carrying banners and demanding that city officials keep schools open.
They say random testing and safety precautions have kept positivity rates low in the classroom and feel that schools are safe and that personal learning is essential.
“Schools are essential, they should be the last to close, and the first to open,” said one of the parents, Maude Maroun.
On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested that city officials consider an addition Decrease in school positivity rate towards the decision On whether to shutdown or stay open for personal learning
At the moment, the city is still below the 3% threshold, but city officials seem to be monitoring that number closely.
This affects approximately 25% of New York City, where 1.2 million children are currently enrolled in personalized learning.
“It’s the only place we can really learn and have a good time learning,” said student Felix Manasik. “My parents are professors and they teach college students, so it is difficult to understand them in college language.”
Additionally, Sunday is the last day parents choose to participate in in-person learning for the rest of the year.
The city reported an average of 7 days of COVID cases at 937 and 117 hospital admissions and a positive COVID rate of 31.71% among hospital admissions.
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