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Mayor and Schools Chancellor Announce New COVID-19 Case Rule for School Closures
Mayor and Schools Chancellor Announce New COVID-19 Case Rule for School Closures

April 8, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced sweeping changes to the city’s COVID-19 closure policies for New York City public schools.

The city has doubled the number of coronavirus cases that requires the Department of Education to close a school for 10 days.

Beginning Monday, schools will close for in-person instruction if four or more cases of the coronavirus are detected among students or staff within one week, de Blasio announced Thursday.

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