Will NY schools open in September? Cuomo says it's 'complicated'

Jun 29, 2020

Parents and teachers across New York are anxious about whether schools in New York will reopen in September. On Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he hopes schools can reopen, but a lot can happen in the next two months that will influence his final decision.

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“We are preparing to open schools, we have plans to open schools, but look, Chuck, I'll be honest with you. It's two months away. Anything can happen in two months. You look back two months and you see how many things have changed,” Cuomo said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

“I want to see what the infection rate is and what the disease is doing before we pull the trigger and make the decision," he said. "We're looking at this Kawasaki-like syndrome, that is an inflammatory syndrome who affects children who were previously infected with COVID. I mean, this is complicated, so let's get the facts and we'll make the decision when we have to.”

The governor did say he is troubled by the rising cases of COVID-19 in many states across the country. He said if coronavirus continues to spread, "kids are going to be home for a long time."