New York City schools will shift to remote learning as infection rates mount

Melissa Wong, a teacher at Yung Wing School P.S. 124, swaps materials between her classroom and the stock room to prepare for the 2020/2121 school year on August 17, 2020 in New York City. The official start date of the Fall term is still to be determined, but students will be taught both in-person and remotely.

NEW YORK (AP) — The city department of education says New York City schools will close, and students will shift to remote learning as infections rates mount.

As of Nov. 19, 2020, all school buildings are closed until further notice, and all students are learning remotely 5 days a week, the New York City Dept. of Education said.

For a school building to close, the percent of positive tests in New York City would be "equal to or greater than 3% using a 7-day rolling average. If we cross this threshold, school buildings will close, and all students will transition to full-time remote learning for a minimum of two weeks."

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