CNA Staff, Nov 19, 2020 / 16:00 pm
Catholic schools in New York City will remain open for in-person learning on a school-by-school basis even as the city's public schools have closed amid a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
"We intend to keep our buildings open regardless of decisions made by Mayor de Blasio regarding NYC public schools," Superintendent Michael Deegan said in a Nov. 14 letter to parents of Catholic school students in the Archdiocese of New York.
When the letter was sent, there was expectation that New York's public schools would soon close to in-person learning.
On Nov. 18, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that public schools would "temporarily" suspend in-person classes.