Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens will stay open even if New York City’s public schools go all online again amid rising local COVID-19 infections, officials said Sunday.
“The superintendent of Catholic Schools for Brooklyn and Queens today has announced that all 69 schools and academies will remain open and continue to provide in-person learning, irrespective of any impending decision pertaining to the status of New York City public schools,’’ the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Queens, said in a statement.
Superintendent Thomas Chadzutko added in the release. “For more than eight weeks, we have been able to maintain in-person learning for our students, mostly five days a week, and we intend to keep doing so going forward this school year.
“Our children want to be in the classroom, and we want them to be there for as long as safely possible,” the super said.
The Archdiocese of New York, which includes Manhattan, did not immediately respond to The Post when asked whether it is taking the same stance.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said public schools in the Big Apple will shut down in-person learning if the citywide coronavirus infection rate hits 3 percent based on a rolling seven-day average.
That rate hit 2.83 percent Friday, then dipped over the weekend.
City public schools started out all online, then went to hybrid learning, which includes some in-classroom instruction, in early October.
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