ALBANY (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“How do you operate a school that’s socially distanced, with masks, without gatherings, with a public transportation system that has a lower number of students on it? How would you get that plan up and running?” the governor said Friday. “We don’t think it’s possible to do that in a way that would keep our children, students and educators safe.”
Schools will continue to offer remote learning for students at home.
Cuomo said a decision will be made about summer school programs by the end of the month.
The governor had said it was a decision that needed to be made on a regional level, in coordination with New Jersey and Connecticut.
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