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COVID Outbreak Closes Village Academy, 2nd Queens School This Week

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A second Queens school closed Thursday because of a coronavirus outbreak.

Village Academy in Far Rockaway will be closed from Nov. 11 to 20.

Students will switch to remote learning until they return on Monday, November 22.

"We do not hesitate to take action to keep school communities safe and our multi-layered approach to safety has kept our positivity rate extremely low at 0.19 percent. All staff at DOE are vaccinated and all students at Village Academy have access to a device to ensure live, continuous learning," a Department of Education spokesperson told CBS2.

The DOE said this is the third school shutdown this year.

PS 166 in Astoria is closed for 10 days following another outbreak. PS 79 in East Harlem also shut down days after the school year started.


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