Breaking: NYC Schools to Once Again Close Their Doors to In-Person Learning


New York City’s entire public school system will shutter on Thursday, Chancellor Richard A. Carranza wrote in an email to school principals, in a worrisome signal that a second wave of the coronavirus has arrived. Schools have been open for in-person instruction for just under eight weeks.

The shutdown — which was prompted by the city reaching a 3 percent test positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average — is perhaps the most significant setback for New York’s recovery since the spring, when the city was a global epicenter of the outbreak.

It was also a major disappointment for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was the first big-city mayor in the country to reopen school buildings. Moving to all-remote instruction will disrupt the education of many of the roughly 300,000 children who have been attending in-person classes.

Read more at NYTIMES

Yeshivas and Private Schools as of today remain open, we’ll update the community if anything changes.


  1. DeBlasio is a total whole. Now to close schools. Where is his brain. Kids need to be in school not on zoom. Special Needs children need school as well they need the structure.

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