Gov Cuomo Announces New Policy For Schools

Albany, N.Y. - Governor Cuomo touched on a lot of things today during his press briefing.

He said NY has now gone a full month with an infection rate below 1%, he also announced that Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia have been added to New York's mandatory 14-day quarantine list. Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands have been taken off the list. 35 states now are on the list. 5 people passed away from COVID-19 .

Cuomo says colleges across the country are seeing outbreaks and 7 colleges in New York are seeing outbreaks right now (includes SUNY Oneonta which already sent its students home for the semester). The New York State Department of Health will be issuing regulations starting today, requiring colleges to notify the state when they have 100 COVID-19 cases and could have to transition to remote learning.

The Governor also said the health department will be setting up a website and New York will be requiring all school districts to tell the department the data on their coronavirus testing & infections.

“We’re going to have a COVID report card for every school in the state.” It will be updated daily, and accessable online.As schools reopen and districts, local health departments, and labs begin reporting this data to the NYS Department of Health, the COVID-19 Report Card will be live at

He said over the weekend the "compliance task force" made up of the State Liquor Authority and NYS Police Task observed 4,824 establishments this weekend and slapped 37 with violations.

He also spoke of voting in November. New Yorkers who vote by absentee ballot can drop them off, starting now, at Board of Election offices.They can also drop them off at any early voting site during the early voting period, which 10/24-11/1. Cuomo said “This is our way of developing a drop box system".

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