New York City public schools will need more COVID-19 testing in order to reopen again and will likely follow a phased-in approach, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday.

On Friday, the mayor said that city data projected the state will place the city in an “orange zone” as early as next week. An “orange zone” is a state designation that prompts the closure of schools, shuttering of non-essential businesses, caps gatherings to 10 people, bans indoor dining, and reduces the allowed capacity in houses of worship to 33% or 25 people.

Schools will be closed on Thursday as Covid-19 numbers rise in the city. PS 67 will be closed in Fort Greene. (Photo by Todd Maisel) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City

New York City public schools will need […]

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