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

By Sasha Gonzales 
sgonzales@bronxjusticenews.com 

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.