District: Babylon HS closed for 2 COVID-19 cases


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Babylon Junior High School will continue full distance education on Friday as there are two more positive cases of COVID-19 at school, said Linda Rozzi, superintendent of education.

Mr Lozzi said he hopes that schools that stopped face-to-face learning on Thursday will return to face-to-face instruction on Monday.

“All students are expected to attend online as our teachers provide distance learning,” Lozzi said in a memo to the school community.

Rozzi didn’t say whether the two positive cases were related to students or staff.

She said the additional incident resulted in a total of eight active incidents at the school, simultaneously isolating “more students” who were contacted and tracked with more than 26 staff.

Rozzi said school officials reported the incident to the Suffolk County Health Department.

“It turns out that the epidemic of the disease is external and unrelated to the school environment,” Rozzi said. “As always, the health and safety of everyone is our goal.”

De Blasio: New York infection rate “worrisome”

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City said the daily number of coronavirus infections reported on Friday was “hellish.”

There were 1,255 new infections in 24 hours. He spoke on WNYC radio and said it was 200 or 300 by September.

He added new restrictions such as No indoor meals, gym closure — Immediately after Thanksgiving, it could probably be imposed in the first week of December.

“We need limits,” Blasio said. “I say nothing but sadness,” he added.

With Matthew Chase and Craig Schneider

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