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New York City released its plan for containing the spread of COVID-19 in public schools on Thursday, outlining its protocols for closing schools in response to cases of infection.

Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carranza explained in a Friday press event that they plan on taking a “pod-based” approach to thinking about virus transmission. Classrooms with an infected student or teacher will close for 14 days. Entire schools will only shutter if an investigation by the city’s Test and Trace program, which worked closely with the mayor on the plan, uncovers the potential for transmission between multiple classrooms.

New York City saw a 7.8 percent increase in murders from 2018 to 2019, with 318 committed last year, but the city saw the lowest number of index crimes committed in the modern era, according to statistics released by the NYPD Monday.

Citywide shooting incidents increased by 2.9 percent, with 766, up from 754 in 2018. There was a decrease in the last quarter, including 56 shootings in the final month, the lowest number in any December since the start of the CompStat era. The number of shootings in the final six months of the year was the lowest number for any six-month period in the CompStat era.