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NYC Board of Education building.

New York City’s public school system will be closed effective Thursday November 19, according to an email sent on Wednesday by School Chancellor Richard A. Carranzo to the city’s school principals.

The school system has been open for in-person classes since the start of the year, a period of just eight weeks. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that if the city were to reach a three percent test positivity average over a seven day period, the school system would be shut down as a way to battle a rising second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thus far, there has been no announcement of closures by any of the Jewish day schools or yeshivahs.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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