Schools will remain open for in-person learning as the city's infection rate slightly decreased over the weekend. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday warned that schools could close Monday if the seven-day positivity rate went above 3%.
But now, that seven-day average has decreased from 2.69% to 2.57%, allowing classrooms to stay open at least through Monday.
"Thankfully, schools will remain open on Monday, but we have to keep fighting back with everything we've got," de Blasio tweeted Sunday morning.
The mayor’s office added that the seven-day average will likely increase as more tests are entered into the system, but that those results are not expected to push the average past the 3% threshold.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday suggested city schools stay open even if the infection rate does reach the 3% threshold, as long as the virus isn't spreading in classrooms.