According to reports, two schools in the Bronx that serve grades 6 through 12 have been closed due to a student testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.
“We are closing two co-located schools, the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology and South Bronx Preparatory: A College Board School, due to a student’s self-confirmed positive case of COVID-19,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
The student’s parent said the child tested positive for the coronavirus, but this case has yet to enter the state’s database – which is why it is still considered a “self- confirmed” case clarified de Blasio’s spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein.
Currently, the state has 62 confirmed cases of individuals who tested positive for the virus, reported the New York Post.
“The Department of Education will completely disinfect the building, and it will be closed for an initial 24-hour period.” the mayor said in a statement. “We don’t make this decision lightly, and we know the disruption and anxiety this means for students, faculty and parents. We are taking every precaution to keep people safe, and we will keep everyone informed as we learn more through the day.”
By: Cristal Santos