New York City could implement further restrictions as early as tomorrow, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference today.
Earlier in the news conference, de Blasio cautioned that if necessary, the city will prohibit gatherings, except small ones, and may close non-essential businesses.
“No one wants that to happen if it can be avoided,” said de Blasio. He added all options are on the table.
The mayor added that New York City middle schools and high schools are still on track for in-person learning on Thursday. Up to 500,000 will learn in person this week, the mayor said.
CNN has previously reported those who learn in person are not in school full-time. They are still hybrid. Other families have chosen to do fully remote learning.
“I have total faith in our educators that we will get there and be able to provide a great school year for our kids” de Blasio said.