As of Thursday, New Jersey’s case rate per 100,000 people was 30 over the past seven days, according to The New York Times. The state had a positivity rate of 1.77 percent on its tests over the past week, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. For the past month, that number was 1.52 percent. The state was testing 2.3 people per 1,000, a rate that was trending downward according to Johns Hopkins. … [Read more...] about How Is New York Having Crazy Parties With No COVID Surge?
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“The door could be off a cliff, and I don’t want to chance it, so I haven’t rotated it. The motor is there, and the chain is there, but if it got stuck, I’d be in big trouble.” … [Read more...] about New York Dome Home Was Built To Rotate—Will a Buyer Give It a Spin?
The likelihood of districts reopening schools, particularly in New York City, remains an open and very active debate, and major hurdles remain. Shortly after Cuomo’s announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio reiterated that New York City schools “will reopen safely” provided the COVID-19 infection rate does not rise above 3 percent, but that is far from the final word on the matter, especially since the NYC Department of Education and teachers unions are still at odds over the plans, and infection rates continue to vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. New York City is currently the only large school system in the country that is still considering in-person classes this fall. … [Read more...] about Cuomo Says New York Schools Can Reopen, but Hurdles Remain
"Today is the deadline to look at the infection rates and make a determination. By our infection rates, all school districts can open everywhere in the state," Cuomo said. "Every region is below the threshold that we established." … [Read more...] about All New York schools are cleared to reopen for in-person classes, Cuomo says
The New York State United Teachers and the United Federation of Teachers this week urged the state and its health officials to “issue clear protocols for how and when school districts must close their buildings,” as well as how they will perform contact tracing and initiate quarantines in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in a school or classroom this fall. … [Read more...] about New York teachers’ unions demand ‘immediate closure’ of schools over a single coronavirus case