Cuomo to make decision on reopening schools Friday

Updated: August 07, 2020 11:29 AM
Created: August 07, 2020 04:45 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to make a much-anticipated announcement Friday. Will he or won't he allow schools to reopen next month?

The governor is holding a conference call at 11:30 a.m., but it's unclear if he will announce his decision then. News10NBC will stream his call in the player below. Click here to listen if you're having trouble loading the player on your mobile device.

All signs point to him giving districts in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region the green light to reopen.

In July, Cuomo set an infection rate trigger tied to the percentage of total tests in a region that come back positive for the coronavirus: less than 5% for opening schools and 9% for shutting them down. 

As of Friday morning, the infection rate in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region is 0.7%. 

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