New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he has authorized all schools in his state to re-open for in-person instruction in the fall because of a continued low number of new cases there.
Citing a 1% positivity rate of tests in the state, Cuomo said New York was “probably in the best situation in the country” with the coronavirus outbreak.
“If anybody can open schools we can open schools, and that’s true for every region in the state,” he said.
Cuomo left it open to schools to choose to return in person, virtually or with a hybrid model that sees about half of students in person each day.
Cuomo also said that if infection rates increase, the current plans may have to change.
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