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Fri May 1, 2020, 11:33 AM

New York schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year, Gov. Cuomo says

Source: CNBC

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday that the stateís schools and colleges will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year and will continue distance learning to curb the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Cuomo said state officials donít believe schools could develop a plan to reopen that would keep students and educators safe in time. He said any plan to reopen schools would have to follow social distancing protocols where people wear masks and no gatherings are held, and the transportation system would require fewer students.

He said a decision on summer school will be announced at the end of May.

He said the there are currently no plans to close schools this fall because itís a long time away. In order for summer school to occur, Cuomo said there would need to be ďa drop or stabilization of the infection rate for a period of time.Ē

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/01/new-york-schools-will-remain-closed-for-the-remainder-of-the-academic-year-gov-cuomo-says.html

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