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NYC schools to shut down as COVID-19 cases rise

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New York City’s school buildings will be shutting down Thursday, Nov. 19 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the metropolis.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced to principals in an email that New York City school buildings will shut down on Thursday in an aggressive attempt to fight off another surge of the coronavirus.

Earlier, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had a tense back-and-forth with a New York Times reporter when asked whether schools would close.

The closures came after those who tested positive for the virus in the city rose above three percent, which was the threshold for ceasing in-person instruction in the nations largest school district.

Other venues, such as fitness centers, bars and restaurants are still open to the public.

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