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Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open in NYC


November 27, 2020

(JTA) — Jewish schools and other private schools in New York City will remain open even as the city shutters its public school buildings starting Thursday amid a rise in new COVID-19 cases in the city.

City officials decided this summer to shift all schools to virtual learning if the city’s seven-day test positivity rate reached 3 percent. That happened Thursday, according to the city’s data. 

But the rules do not affect the city’s private schools. That’s because every public school district and private school in New York state was required to write their own reopening plans, inc...

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