De Blasio: Parents Should Prepare for COVID School Closures Early as Monday

By Sasha Gonzales 

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said parents should be prepared for schools to close as early as Monday amid another rise in coronavirus infections.

“Parents should have a plan for the rest of the month of November,” de Blasio said.

Appearing on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, the mayor said the seven-day average for positive COVID-19 tests citywide was 2.8 percent Friday, just shy of the 3 percent average that would trigger the shutdown of all public schools across the five boroughs

“That is a high number. That is a number that has gone up since yesterday,” said de Blasio, referring to Thursday’s rolling average of 2.6 percent.

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Sasha Gonzales is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering breaking news and crime. A Bronx native, Sasha is an avid photographer, museum-goer, and reader. She lives in Kingsbridge.