New York City Shuts Public Schools Again as COVID-19 Resurges

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  • All public schools in New York City will remain shut from Thursday, as coronavirus cases resurge in the city
  • The shutdown was prompted by the city's record of a 3 percent test positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average
  • Schools in the city's public education system had been open for in-person learning for nearly eight weeks
  • Over the summer, the city had maintained a low virus transmission rate, after months of being the epicenter of the infection in the city
  • Officials say schools in the city have been remarkably safe since reopening and did not contribute to the recent spike in cases