BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – 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.
“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.”