De Blasio says NYC schools will be open Monday, but issues COVID-19 warning

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city public schools will be in session Monday – but warned that “we have to keep fighting back with everything we’ve got” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a tweet, Hizzoner cited 937 new COVID-19 cases and a seven-day test positivity rate of 2.57 percent.

On Saturday, de Blasio held off on a decision to close the nation’s largest school system after reporting the Big Apple’s infection rate on a seven-day rolling average dipped from 2.83 on Friday to 2.47 percent.

He has said that if the infection rate hits 3 percent, city school buildings will close.

The seven-day infection rate has steadily risen in recent days. It was 2.6 percent on Thursday and 2.83 percent on Friday, when de Blasio warned parents to plan for a possible shutdown.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday said de Blasio should “seriously consider” making closure decisions on a school-by-school basis rather than shutting down the entire system.

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