ALBANY — No decision has been made on whether summer day camps can reopen, but schools will be given guidelines in June to begin planning for a potential reopening in September, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday.
“I don’t know whether or not they should reopen yet. … We’ll make a decision on the fall reopening in a timely way,” Cuomo said. We’re telling them go ahead, do your plans … give us those plans by July.”
In March, Cuomo closed 700 school districts across the state, later extending that order through the end of this calendar school year. In-class summer school classes also are canceled this year. “You have 700 different opinions, but you have one decision-maker,” he said.
The governor, during a daily coronavirus task force briefing in Manhattan, said a syndrome that is similar to Kawasaki disease that has afflicted 157 children across the state has made his administration hesitate to make a decision on reopening summer day camps for children. A decision on schools, he added, will not be made until well into the summer months.
“Should I send my children to day camp? Is it safe? Until we have this answer on this pediatric syndrome; as a parent, until …read more
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