Cuomo: If pandemic continues, kids won't return to the classroom

Created: June 29, 2020 07:02 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — There's a chance schools will not reopen for classes in the fall.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's still too early to make that decision.


This comes as many schools across the state are waiting on guidance so they can put together a plan for the fall.

The State School Superintendents Association released some ideas last week, which included staggered days, fewer children in the classroom and mask requirements.

Cuomo says if the coronavirus pandemic continues across the country, kids will not return to a classroom setting for a long time.

“We're preparing to open schools, we have plans to reopen schools, but look, Chuck, I'll be honest with you. It's two months away, anything can happen in two months," Cuomo said. "You look back two months and you see how many things have changed I want to see what the infection rate is and what the disease is doing."

The governor has asked school districts to prepare as if they will reopen in the fall. They're expected to submit their plans to the state by the end of July.

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