Governor orders some NYC schools closed amid virus flare-up

Music teacher Cheryl Johnson leaves Edward R. Murrow High School, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in the Midwood section of the Brooklyn borough of New York. The school is among schools in certain city neighborhoods with rising coronavirus rates that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered to close on Tuesday to stem the spread of the virus. Cuomo warned that he will close down temples and churches too if compliance with social distancing rules doesn’t improve. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered schools in certain New York City neighborhoods closed within a day in an attempt to halt flare-ups of the coronavirus.