Cuomo was able to approve in-person instruction because New York, once the nation’s main hotbed of the coronavirus pandemic, now has one of the lowest infection rates of any state — about 1 percent. He said schools can reopen as long as the positivity rate is below 5 percent, using a 14-day average.
“If anyone can open schools, we can open schools,” he said at a news conference to announce the decision. “That’s true for every region in the state, period.
President Trump has been pushing schools to reopen fully, although it appears that most students in the country will