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New York Gov. Cuomo says all school districts across state are authorized to reopen

Fake morgue bags and coffins are seen near the entrance of United Federation of Teachers as symbol of students dead by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as people take part in a march and rally during the National Day of Resistance to schools re-opening in New York City, U.S., August 3, 2020.

Eduardo Munoz | Reuters

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that all school districts across the state have been authorized to reopen for the fall semester, including New York City, with individual schools awaiting approval from the health department on their plans to keep children and staff safe.

“You look at our infection rate, we probably are in the best situation in the country right now,” Cuomo told reporters on a conference call. “If anybody can open schools, we can open schools. And that’s true for every region in the state period.”

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