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New York governor says schools can reopen for in-person classes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave New York schools the green light Friday to reopen classrooms in the fall.

Cuomo’s announcement ended weeks of speculation about whether New York would follow others in delaying in-person education — and as the number of new coronavirus cases continued to tick down in a state that was once the nation’s pandemic hot spot.

“We are probably in the best situation in the country right now,” Cuomo said on a call with reporters. “If anybody can open schools, we can open schools and that’s true for every region in the state.”

But Cuomo’s announcement is not

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VA Governor Announces Expectations For Reopening Higher Education

VIRGINIA — As Virginia institutions of higher education look to reopen for the new academic year, Gov. Ralph Northam says schools must prepare plans, similar to the guidance announced for PreK through 12 schools.

Higher education institutions turned to remote options after Northam’s March 30 executive order stopped in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. But as health restrictions are eased in Virginia phase two of reopening and beyond, higher education institutions can prepare to reopen campuses and offer in-person instruction, Northam said.

Before that can happen, schools must submit a comprehensive reopening plan to the State Council of Higher Education

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