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Number of New York schools closed by COVID-19 mounts

Posted at 6:33 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 18:33:39-04

ALBANY, N.Y. — State data shows that, as of Thursday, at least 116 schools across New York state that opened their doors to in-person learning have had to close for at least a day since the academic year began because of the spread of COVID-19.

That tally excludes additional school closures in New York City, which reports data separately.

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The New York State Education Department reports that about 1 in 10 of the state’s roughly 700 school districts has had at least one school temporarily shift to online learning.