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Decision expected soon on whether schools can reopen in New York

Is Governor Andrew Cuomo going to allow schools to reopen this September? Will it be delayed? What kind of plan will be approved by officials for reopening?

The data that Governor Cuomo would be using to open schools in the Finger Lakes points to an on-time reopening. That said, some folks are not convinced. And even the Governor himself noted that there’s uncertainty.


If the infection rate was lower than 5% schools could reopen. If it reached 9% while they were open – then that would result in buildings being shut down.

As of Friday, the infection rate in the Finger Lakes is 0.7%.

However, the Governor voiced concerns over parents and teachers. NYSUT members have said they are concerned or unwilling to go back to school this fall without the virus under control across the board.


Some parents have also said they will not send their children to school.

“If a teacher doesn’t show up, you can’t open the class,” Cuomo said Thursday. “If a parent doesn’t send their child, there’s no child to educate, and that is inarguable.”

The decision is expected to come on Friday.

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