According to the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) report, New York Mayor Desi Howe ordered the largest school system in the United States to cancel all on-site teaching activities on Wednesday, citing the spread of the coronavirus in the region.
According to data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in the past 7 days, the positive rate of New York City residents was 3%, which exceeded the school closure standard.
De Blasio said late Wednesday afternoon: “No one is happy with this decision, but we have set a very clear standard, and we need to stick to this standard.” Dessio also said, “We will recover, and we will recover as soon as possible. This is a setback, but we will overcome it.”
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, a frequent critic of De Blasio, said earlier Tuesday that the infection rate in New York City is about 2.5%. The report pointed out that two officials gave two different statements, causing confusion and confusion. But de Blasio insisted that the New York City government and the New York State government have different statistical data methods. The New York City government traces the test results back to the exact date when the test was performed, which means that the 3% threshold was reached last week. .
According to data from the New York City Health Department, the infection rate in New York City was 2.06% on November 3, but it has been rising slowly and steadily since then.
However, New York City Department of Education Director Richard Carranza (Richard Carranza) said that the infection rate among school students in the city is 0.19%, which is far below the city’s overall level.
Therefore, some parents are puzzled: Since the infection rate on campus is so low, why close the school? But Michael Mulgrew, chairman of the Teachers Union, as a representative of the New York City Teachers Union, said he supports the city hall’s initiative. In a statement, Mulgrove said: “Now, the duty of all New Yorkers is to maintain social distancing, wear masks, and take other measures to drastically reduce the infection rate so that school buildings can be reopened for on-site teaching.”
The New York City Department of Education serves approximately 1.1 million students, making it the largest school system in the United States.