New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press call Sunday that safely opening schools during the pandemic is “the right direction and the right decision.”
Cuomo made the comment when referencing the decision by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to reopen New York City public schools in early December.
“Just about every professional says the schools, especially K through 8, should be kept open, whenever it’s possible to keep them open safely. And we have done testing in schools…and the positivity rate is much, much lower,” Cuomo said. “It’s literally safer for a child and the teacher to be in the school, than in the community.”