After delaying his press release several hours, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed via Twitter that the NYC DOE will be switching to remote learning for all students beginning tomorrow, Nov 19.
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.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 18, 2020
We must fight back the second wave of COVID-19.
Earlier today, Chancellor Richard Carranza emailed principals of NYC schools outlining the temporary switch to remote learning. He has also sent out a tweet addressing the news. It is not clear at this time when students will be able to return to in-person learning. This has unfolded around the deadline needed to switch from remote learning to hybrid learning (Nov 15).
UPDATE: Health and safety have always been our first priority for @NYCSchools students, staff, and families. To protect our school communities and our city, beginning tomorrow, all @NYCSchools buildings will be closed, and all learning will proceed remotely, until further notice. https://t.co/pE6xcxxWGQ— Chancellor Richard A. Carranza (@DOEChancellor) November 18, 2020
Visit the NYC schools homepage for more information.
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