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NYC Public Schools Close as COVID-19 Cases Soar

The 300,000 students who opted for in-person city schooling this year will stay home Thursday through at least the Thanksgiving holiday as mounting COVID-19 rates led Mayor de Blasio to shut school buildings.

The city’s announcement around 3 p.m. Wednesday — five hours after de Blasio was to have held a news conference on the issue — angered parents who must now scramble to find alternate plans for their children’s care and schooling at least until Nov. 30.

“Parents are just furious,” said Manhattan mom Carly Maready, leader of a parent group that has organized a petition drive opposing the announcement.

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