Several schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn close due to positive COVID-19 cases
Several schools this morning are closed after positive coronavirus cases were found.
Parents received an email late Wednesday night that P.S. 24 will be closed for the day after the campus found at least two members of the school community had tested positive for COVID-19.
It is not clear if it was students or staff members, but in a letter to parents they were assured that P.S. 24 will be working with the Health Department to undergo cleaning and disinfecting.
That’s just one of the guidelines schools have to follow when a positive case is found. As of this morning the daily COVID-19 map shows that two other Bronx schools are closed today, including P.S. 19 in Woodlawn and Middle School 232 in Morris Heights.
In Brooklyn, two schools were forced to shut down. P.S. 380 in Williamsburg is shut down for 14 days and P.S. 229 is closed for today.
The map is a good tool for parents to stay updated on where a positive coronavirus case was detected. In most cases once the school buildings reopen, classrooms linked to a positive case remain closed for two weeks. Students in those classrooms switch to full remote learning for that time.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says cases continue to go down as they encourage people to get tested in and outside schools.