The New York school system announced that they would be closing this week due to an increase in COVID19 cases. Students will continue their classes online from home.
New York has the nation’s largest school system, with 1.1 million students and 1,800 schools. The schools were open for in-person instruction for just under eight weeks.
The statement read: As of November 19, 2020, all school buildings are closed until further notice, and all students are learning remotely 5 days a week. Find important information about remote learning devices, tech support, and tips for learning on our Blended Learning page.
The health and safety of all of our students continues to be our first priority in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City.
It’s important we come together as a city and support one another as neighbors and New Yorkers during this time. COVID-19 is not more likely found in any one race or nationality, and we must each model inclusion and actively work to combat bias in our workplaces and communities.
It is critical that all New Yorkers continue to practice general viral infection prevention measures including:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often.
- Wear a face covering, indoors and outdoors.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
- Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
- Keep six feet of physical distance between yourself and others.
- Do not shake hands. Instead, wave or elbow bump.
- Monitor your health more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.
- Get your flu shot .
- Reduce overcrowding by walking or biking to work, if possible.
- If the train is too packed, wait for the next one.