New York City schools will remain open on Monday, as the city’s seven-day test positive rate remains below 3%.
The average 7-day test-positive rate for a 7-day test is 2.57%, Bill Neidhart, a spokesperson for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said in a statement Sunday morning.
More context: If the test-positive rate reaches or exceeds 3%, the city schools can be closed and students will transfer to distance learning, Al-Raed previously said.
“Today, schools are still currently open, based on today’s 7-day test positive rate. Once again, we expect a positive daily test to lead to refills and an increase as more test results get into the system, but we don’t expect this increase to drive the average. Today for 7 days to 3%, “ Neidhardt said in an email.
The mayor expressed his gratitude on Twitter, saying in part, “Fortunately the schools will still be open on Mondays, but we have to keep fighting with all we have.”
In addition to the test-positive rate, at least 937 positive cases of Covid-19 were reported on Sunday and 117 people have been admitted to hospitals across the city, the email said.
remember: These numbers have been released by the city health agency, and may not fully correspond to Johns Hopkins University’s CNN database and the Covid Tracking Project.