I'm thinking it's curtains at Thanksgiving, with the hope that we could return to hybrid in March.
Fake news. The infection rate is 1.16. The positive tests are at 2%. https://covidactnow.org/us/new_york-ny?s=1299311
As long as most NYers are WFH, rates will stay low. The moment everyone is compelled to go back to the office, there will be issues.
I agree with you, I think we’ll be remote learning from late November through spring
I’m trying to be as zen as possible about this since it’s so out of our control, but it’s hard. Hybrid sucks but it’s 1000x better than all remote. Ugh.
What borough(s) do these statistics apply to? Are the statistics inflated because of localized spikes?
please stop...there have been multiple articles about very low transmissions happening in schools....we are not there yet..please dont project...also, Cuomo has said they would only do localized shut downs as he did in brooklyn and queens last month...manhattan has a very low rate
are you getting different information somewhere? I would love to be optimistic but if we hit a 3% positivity rate on a 7 day rolling average nyc public’s close:
If there's one rule during COVID it is that everything is changing all the time. I wouldn't rely on a rule set forth before the school year. Cuomo has already changed his out-of-state traveler rule, and I could see this rule changing as well.
The 7-day average is still around 1% in Manhattan. Slightly higher for all of NYC, but I think DeB and Cuomo have both said they would do red zone shut downs and not just shut the entire system particularly since random testing in schools is showing an even lower rate. Everyone crying doomsday just needs to calm down and wear a mask. Don't forget you were the same person who never thought the schools would open and then never thought they would last more than a few weeks.
I was one of those who was sure schools would close quickly. But I also assumed that the city would be back in full swing. It's not. Almost no one is back to work in an office. That makes a HUGE difference. Once financial services folks return to work in the office en masse, the numbers will increase and there will be more closures.
@Anonymous I think it's funny that you think financial services makes up the bulk of city office workers and that it's going to be the tipping point.
My zip is still .5. calm down
I guess we’ll find out the plan as we inch closer to 3%. I haven't seen any kind of official announcement other than the 3% threshold for closing nyc public schools that is on the website so I hope you guys are right.
Its going to be based on whatever Cuomo decides, not DeDlasio, who has been overridden multiple times. Cuomo seems to be focused on micro targeting and more testing - red zone schools can open with testing protocols (as of 10/30). This means privates will stay open/reopen and us suckers in the public school system will be waiting for Debozo to "evaluate the situation" . https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/04/nyc-red-zone-schools-closed-434155