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NYC Daily Roundup 01/18: Remote learning to be available for sick students, Kyrie Irving to remain unvaccinated & more

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By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy Tuesday, fellow New Yorkers! Welcome to a new edition of the New York City Daily Roundup, the top way to catch the latest news from around the city in the quickest fashion. It is Jan. 18, and after a frigid weekend, the strong winds are still in the area!

Temperatures will peak at 36°F on Tuesday, with a low of 24°F. There is a 35% chance of snow in the area around the early afternoon, followed by strong winds through 2 p.m. Sunset will take place around 4:56 p.m., as temperatures dip into the low 30s after 5 p.m.

As for the news, here's what you need to know this Tuesday:

1.) Remote learning to be available for sick students as attendance numbers dip

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams shared city plans regarding students being able to learn from home, but only if they test positive for COVID-19.

"That is not for the general population, and we want to be clear on that," Adams said.

"We are trending upwards, our students are steadily coming back to school," said Schools Chancellor David Banks. "I think you will continue to see the numbers go up over the coming days and weeks."

Just over 75% of public school students were in attendance on Friday, as the city hasn't seen more than 80% in attendance in weeks, according to ABC 7 NY.

2.) Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving still adamantly against COVID-19 vaccine, Nets lose in Cleveland

The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 114-107 on Sunday. The Nets are missing All-Star Kevin Durant, who is out with a knee injury he suffered Saturday. The team could be in need of Kyrie Irving's services for all games, but due to the guard refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, he is unable to play in Brooklyn.

"That's my decision already, and I'm standing on it,” Irving said. "But in terms of where I am with my life outside of this, I stay rooted in my decision and that’s just what it is. It’s not going to be swayed just because of one thing is this NBA life that somehow it’s brought to my attention to being more important than what’s going on in the real world."

3.) Former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will not run for governor of NY

After completing his term in 2021, former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not be pursuing the role of New York governor in 2022, he announced Tuesday on Twitter.

“I am not going to be running for governor of New York state, but I am going to devote every fiber of my being to fighting inequality in the state of New York,” de Blasio wrote in the tweet, accompanied by a video.

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