Big Apple parents should brace themselves for New York City public schools to close for in-person learning as early as Monday amid a spike in coronavirus infections, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Friday.
“People should get ready [for school closures],” de Blasio said during his weekly appearance on WNYC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.”
“Have an alternative plan for as early as Monday,” the mayor warned parents.
The caution comes as the city inches closer to a 3 percent infection rate on a seven-day rolling average.
The de Blasio administration has said that once the Big Apple’s COVID-19 infection rate tops 3 percent on the seven-day rolling average, city school buildings will shutter.
“I want to urge people to have a plan ready,” de Blasio said.
The latest city data shows that the Big Apple has a 2.83 percent infection rate on a seven-day rolling average.
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