Gov. Cuomo calls for schools to stay open when possible


ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB)– Governor Andrew Cuomo continues his call for schools to stay open during the pandemic.

The Governor says new facts and information from experts, say grades kindergarten through eighth grade should be kept open whenever possible.

In a phone conference today, he said data shows the positivity rates inside the classroom is much lower than in the surrounding community.

Cuomo says it’s safer for teachers and students to be in the classroom.

“If the kid isn’t in school, then the kid is at home, which is a place where were seeing spread, or the child is out in the playground where you have the community infection rate.

Andrew Cuomo, Governor, New York State

Governor Cuomo also announced he plans to release a detailed winter plan for dealing with coronavirus, sometime this week.

County-by-county Coronavirus Tracker
COVID-19 Resources
More Coronavirus Coverage from News10
Updates from schools on COVID cases


Follow NEWS10

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link

Click Below to set up your cable box

Coronavirus Outbreak

More Coronavirus Outbreak

Classroom Progress Report

More Classroom Progress Report