The entirety of New York City’s public school system will close on Thursday as the city battles a second wave of Coronavirus.
Chancellor Richard A. Carranza made the announcement to school principals in an email on Wednesday.
The shutdown was decided upon after the city hit a three per cent positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
Schools within the system will now move classes online — no less 300,000 children are expected to be affected.
So far, New York City has recorded 290,000 cases of the virus while 24,146 have died from it.