New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that testing across the city’s public schools have shown “remarkable” results, as he marked a 0.17% percent positivity rating across all open schools.
After more than 16,000 test results have come back from hundreds of schools, only 28 students and staff have tested positive in the entire school system.
The city has a mandatory testing program which tests once a month in every school. The tests were administered between Oct. 9 through Oct. 16 in 377 schools.
“As we have started that testing program we have just seen remarkable results," he said. “This is really extraordinary,” he added.
“The proof is in the results, and these are amazing results,” de Blasio said, adding this really “bodes well for the future of our schools and our ability to fight and overcome this disease.”