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Coronavirus News: Indicator and testing, tracing protocols announced for NYC public schools

Original article by: Eyewitness News · Aug 1, 2020


At his daily briefing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would be watching the positivity rate for COVID-19 in NYC to determine if schools can reopen and stay open for the 2020-2021 school year.

"We will not reopen our schools unless the city's infection rate is below 3%," the mayor announced. The city's infection rate has remained steady at 1% for several weeks.

Mayor Bill de Blasio outlines the plan for reopening NYC public schools in the fall.

"The essence of this plan is safety for everyone," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "We are going to have an extremely rigorous plan for opening schools and if necessary closing schools."

On Thursday, test and trace protocols were announced for NYC public schools for the upcoming school year.

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