ALERT CENTER: Schools switch to remote learning due to spike in COVID numbers
The spike in COVID-19 numbers is causing some Hudson Valley schools to rethink their in-person learning plans.
Lincoln Elementary School in Mount Vernon went to remote learning on Thursday due to an outbreak.
Carmel High School has switched to remote learning until students return from their holiday break.
Greenburgh School District is just one of many that are monitoring COVID-19 levels to gauge whether or not to switch to remote learning. Officials say 18% of the student population is under quarantine along with dozens of staff.
Health officials are urging parents to keep students at home if they are sick.
The latest check shows New York's daily positivity rate continues to surge and is now sitting over 6%, while the Mid-Hudson region seven day rate is at 5.02%.
Here is a breakdown of some of the new cases in the Hudson Valley: